More Emblems from the Pentagon’s Black World

04.01.08 | 1 min read | Text by Steven Aftergood

In what might seem like an April Fool’s Day indulgence but isn’t, the New York Times today probed further into the emblems that circulate officially or unofficially around classified Defense Department programs.

The emblems and patches, gathered by author Trevor Paglen, “reveal a bizarre mix of high and low culture where Latin and Greek mottos frame images of spooky demons and sexy warriors, of dragons dropping bombs and skunks firing laser beams.” Several of them are featured in a Times graphic supplement.

See “Inside the Black Budget” by William J. Broad, New York Times, April 1.