I would give this book 3.5 stars if I could. It is not an easy to book to read, being incredibly dense and packed with facts and details. The author did a commendable job arranging so much information in a coherent manner, but I still had to flip back and forth in the book to pick up small details that I'd missed earlier and that were necessary to make sense of the page I was currently reading. It is a frightening look at politics and the non-existent distance between industry and Washington. The military-industrial complex is so woven into the fabric of Washington that you can't tell where one leaves off and the other begins. It touches everything
. Kind of makes your skin crawl. After finishing the book, one could absolutely sit back and say, "Ah, that explains a lot."