Dark Territory: The Secret History of Cyber War
Department:WWS Office of Public Affairs and Communications
Audience:Open to the Public
Fred Kaplan, national security columnist at Slate Magazine and author of “DARK TERRITORY: The Secret History of Cyber War,” will present a public lecture at 4:30 p.m. on Thursday, March 24, 2016, in Dodds Auditorium, Robertson Hall. A book sale and signing will follow the discussion.
In his new book, “Dark Territory,” Kaplan describes the history of and key players in the development of cyber war strategies, from the ultra-top-secret cyber units in the Pentagon, to information warfare squads in the armed services.
Kaplan’s other books include “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, Kaplan received his Ph.D. in political science from MIT.
He has been a media fellow with the New America Foundation and the Council on Foreign Relations. He served as foreign- and defense-policy adviser to Representative Les Aspin from 1978 to 1980.
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