Why are Iraqi prisoners of war forced to listen to Barney the Purple Dinosaur's theme tune repeatedly, at top volume? Why have a hundred de-bleated goats been secretly placed inside the Special Forces command centre at Fort Bragg, North Carolina? Has the US Army really enlisted the help of Uri Geller? In The Men Who Stare at Goats, Jon Ronson searches for answers to these and many other questions, revealing some of the extraordinary beliefs at the core of the War on Terror. 'Not only a narcotic road trip through the wackier reaches of Bush's war effort, but also an unmissable account of some of the insanity that has lately been done in our names' - Observer. 'Funny and gravely serious, what emerges is a world shrouded in secrecy, mystery and wackiness... Mind-blowing stuff' - Metro. 'A funny and tragic story of how the hippie dream was enlisted by the military' - Daily Telegraph.