The link in your post reminded me of something I recently read about Groom Lake by Trevor Paglen. He's a Berkeley grad who writes about the secret operations of the US military and intelligence called the 'black world'.
Here's a link to a pdf from berkeley.edu: http://bcnm.berkeley.edu/cnm201/readings/paglen_ViolentGeo.pdf
and here's an excerpt from the pdf:
Here's a link to his website: http://www.paglen.com/
There's a link on his website to an Authors@Google series video where he talks about secret missions and the funny names they're called and some of the goings on at Area 51. It's pretty interesting.
Here's a link to the video (it's about an hour long):http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mApBa2qKVDM&feature=player_embedded
Posted: Mon Dec 13, 2010 9:45 pm