Dark Territory

Dark Territory

The Secret History of Cyber War

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"As cyber-attacks dominate front-page news, as hackers displace 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"-- Provided by publisher.
"The never-before-told story of the computer scientists and the NSA, Pentagon, and White House policymakers who invented and employ the wars of the present and future--the cyber wars where every country can be a major power player and every hacker a mass destroyer, as reported by a Pulitzer Prize--winning security and defense journalist"-- Provided by publisher.
Publisher: New York, NY : Simon & Schuster, 2016
Edition: First Simon & Schuster hardcover edition
ISBN: 9781476763255
Branch Call Number: 363.325 KAPLA
Characteristics: ix, 338 pages ; 24 cm


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Mar 31, 2016

Books like this really serve no purpose today other than lightweight propaganda: until that day of integrity strikes in America, and there is undertaken forensic audits of the CIA, DIA, NSA and the Federal Reserve, these books only serve the purpose to confuse and befuddle. [Is this author the one married to Brook Gladstone of Koch brothers-financed NPR? I believe she is one of the snarkiest people in the CorporateMedia? As long as the elites or powers-that-be offshore ALL the jobs, ALL the technology, and ALL the investment to China, as well as the coding of the so-called countermeasures used in the US government, then this is all so much mindless silly talk on the author's part, and the intel community! Trivia question: How many recent Chinese immigrants hired in sensitive positions the last 10 years have been found to shipping secrets back to the Chinese government?]


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