Never mind, we'll do it ourselves : the inside story of how a team of renegades broke rules, shattered barriers, and launched a drone warfare revolution / Alec Bierbauer and Col. Mark Cooter, USAF (Ret.) ; with Michael Marks.
xvii, 326 pages, 16 unnumbered leaves of plates : color illustrations, map ; 24 cm
First blood -- How it all began -- Just duct tape and baling wire -- All prices are negotiable -- Showtime -- It's always what you least expect -- Everything comes with a price -- A deadly idea -- The breaking point -- Building a killer -- Connecting the dots -- Unthinkable -- Payback's a bitch -- They grow up so fast -- With everything on the line -- Objects in the rearview mirror -- Postscript: the long and winding road.
"Never Mind, We'll Do It Ourselves is the character-driven story behind the origins of the Predator drone program and the dawn of unmanned warfare. A firsthand account told by an Air Force team leader and a CIA team leader, Never Mind, We'll Do It Ourselves takes the reader into the back offices and secret government hangars where the robotic revolution went from a mad scientist idea to a pivotal part of global air power"--Book jacket flap.