Precision Targets: GPS and the Militarization of U.S. Consumer Identity

  title={Precision Targets: GPS and the Militarization of U.S. Consumer Identity},
  author={Caren Kaplan},
  journal={American Quarterly},
  pages={693 - 714}
  • Caren Kaplan
  • Published 4 October 2006
  • Political Science, History
  • American Quarterly
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