By Fred Kaplan

ISBN-10: 1476763259

ISBN-13: 9781476763255

ISBN-10: 1501140833

ISBN-13: 9781501140839

ISBN-10: 1504694295

ISBN-13: 9781504694292

“An very important, annoying, and gripping historical past” (Kirkus Reviews, starred review), the never-before-told tale of the pc scientists and the NSA, Pentagon, and White condominium policymakers who invent and hire cyber wars—where each nation could be a significant strength participant and each hacker a mass destroyer.

In June 1983, President Reagan watched the motion picture War Games, within which unwittingly hacks the Pentagon, and requested his best basic if the situation was once believable. the final stated it was once. This set in movement the 1st presidential directive on machine security.

From the 1991 Gulf conflict to conflicts in Haiti, Serbia, Syria, the previous Soviet republics, Iraq, and Iran, the place cyber struggle performed an important position, Dark Territory chronicles a little-known previous that shines an unsettling mild on our destiny. Fred Kaplan probes the internal corridors of the nationwide protection supplier, the beyond-top-secret cyber devices within the Pentagon, the “information war” squads of the army providers, and the nationwide safety debates within the White condominium to bare the main points of the officials, policymakers, scientists, and spies who devised this new type of struggle and who've been planning—and (more usually than humans recognize) fighting—these wars for decades.

“An eye-opening historical past of our government’s efforts to successfully deal with our nationwide safety within the face of the principally open international communications community verified by means of the realm extensive Web….Dark Territory is a page-turner [and] regularly remarkable” (The manhattan Times).

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