The Men Who Stare at Goats (2004) is a fun to read book by Jon Ronson about the U.S. Army’s exploration of New Age concepts and the potential military applications of the paranormal. The title refers to attempts to kill goats by staring at them.
The book accompanies a three-part TV series broadcast on Channel 4 in Britain, Crazy Rulers of the World. The three parts were titled “The Men Who Stare at Goats”, “Funny Torture” and “Psychic Footsoldiers” respectively. The idea of the project was to explore “the apparent madness at the heart of U.S. military intelligence.” The series discusses and includes members of Psychological operations, First Earth Battalion, and also discusses Project MKULTRA and Frank Olson, including interviews with his son, Eric Olson.
The book also tells how the Army’s top intelligence General repeateded attempted to walk through his Pentagon office wall as part of various these “Psychic Footsoldier” tests. That was General Albert Stubblebine (ret.) who now speaks out on the global eugenics warfare program. The man who who once helped design the army of the future, now answers the question “What would the ideal bio-warfare weapon look like?”