David Sanger, chief Washington correspondent for The New York Times and author, will speak at the Woodrow Wilson School on Monday, February 25, 2013, at 4:30 p.m., Dodds Auditorium, Robertson Hall, as part of the Wilson School's "Leadership and Governance" Program. Sanger will discuss his most recent book "Confront and Conceal: Obama's Secret Wars and Surprising Use of American Power" (Crown, June 2012). A public reception, book sale and signing will follow the talk.
“Confront and Conceal: Obama's Secret Wars and Surprising Use of American Power” is described as “a revealing and news-breaking account of the Obama Administration’s aggressive use of innovative weapons (including drones and cyber warfare) and new tools of American power to manage a rapidly shifting world of global threats and challenges.” It is a follow-up to his first book on the Obama Administration – “The Inheritance: The World Obama Confronts and the Challenges to American Power.”
Sanger has reported from New York, Tokyo and Washington, covering a wide variety of issues surrounding foreign policy, globalization, nuclear proliferation and Asian affairs. He has specialized in writing of the confluence of economic and foreign policy, and has written extensively on how issues of national wealth and competitiveness have come to redefine the relationships between the United States and its major allies. His coverage has also included Japan’s rise as the world’s second largest economic power, and then its humbling recession; North Korea’s secret nuclear weapons programs in the 1990s; and global economic upheavals from Mexico to the Asian economic crisis. Twice he has been a member of The New York Times reporting teams that won the Pulitzer Prize.