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Fred Kaplan The Secret History Of Cyber War

March 11, 201621 min
For all the headlines about cyber warfare as a new type of conflict, few realize that it in fact dates back nearly 50 years, to the birth of the Internet. And while most news stories on cyber attacks focus on Russia, China, North Korea, and Iran, the first and still most serious hacks were mounted—and the first ideas about cyber war were conceived—by the United States. In DARK TERRITORY: The Secret History of Cyber War (March 1, 2016/$28.00 hardcover), Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist and New York Times best-selling author Fred 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 inside the White House, to tell the story of the officials, officers, scientists, and spies who devised this new form of conflict and who have been planning—and, more than most people know, fighting—these kinds of wars for decades. Kaplan reveals the ne

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