Dark Territory: The Secret History of Cyber War by Fred Kaplan
Friday 03/February/2017 - 12:02 AM
“A book that grips، informs، and alarms، finely researched and lucidly related.” —John le Carré
As cyber-attacks dominate front-page news، as hackers join terrorists on the list of global threats، and as top generals warn of a coming cyber war، few books are more timely and enlightening than Dark Territory: The Secret History of Cyber War، by Slate columnist and Pulitzer Prize–winning journalist Fred Kaplan.
Kaplan probes the inner corridors of the National Security Agency، the beyond-top-secret cyber units in the Pentagon، the "information warfare" squads of the military services، and the national security debates in the White House، to tell this never-before-told story of the officers، policymakers، scientists، and spies who devised this new form of warfare and who have been planning—and (more often than people know) fighting—these wars for decades.
From the 1991 Gulf War to conflicts in Haiti، Serbia، Syria، the former Soviet republics، Iraq، and Iran، where cyber warfare played a significant role، Dark Territory chronicles، in fascinating detail، a little-known past that shines an unsettling light on our future.
About the Author
Fred Kaplan is the national-security columnist for Slate and the author of five books، including Dark Territory: The Secret History of Cyber War; The Wizards of Armageddon; 1959; Daydream Believers; and The Insurgents: David Petraeus and the Plot to Change the American Way of War، which was a New York Times bestseller and Pulitzer Prize finalist. A former Pulitzer Prize–winning reporter for The Boston Globe، he graduated from Oberlin College، earned a PhD from MIT، and lives in Brooklyn with his wife، Brooke Gladstone.
Hardcover: 352 pages Publisher: Simon & Schuster (March 1، 2016) Language: English