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Danger Room – Secret Insignias From the ‘Black Ops’ World

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Secret Insignias From the ‘Black Ops’ World

By Spencer Ackerman Email Author

November 24, 2010

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Like a Space-Phoenix From Hell

Whatever impulse drives soldiers, sailors, airmen and marines to commemorate their units with insanely random, over-the-top, or awesomely bad patches, we say: Cultivate it.

Trevor Paglen, a bi-coastal artist and author based in Oakland and New York City, brought bad military patches to new heights of glory with his 2007 book I Could Tell You But Then You Would Have to Be Destroyed by Me. It’s a collection of more than 100 insignias from the most secret of military units. The following are some of the best patches from a new edition of his book coming out.

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