Cyber War: The Next Threat to National Security and What to Do about It (Hardcover)

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Author of the #1 New York Times bestseller Against All Enemies, former presidential advisor and counter-terrorism expert Richard A. Clarke sounds a timely and chilling warning about America's vulnerability in a terrifying new international conflict Cyber War Every concerned American should read this startling and explosive book that offers an insider's view of White House Situation Room operations and carries the reader to the frontlines of our cyber defense. Cyber War exposes a virulent threat to our nation's security. This is no X-Files fantasy or conspiracy theory madness this is real.

About the Author


Richard A. Clarke began his federal service in 1973 in the Office of the Secretary of Defense. In the Reagan administration, he was the Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for Intelligence. In the first Bush administration, he was the Assistant Secretary of State for Politico-Military Affairs and then a member of the National Security Council staff. He served for eight years as a special assistant to President Clinton and was National Coordinator for Security and Counterterrorism for both President Clinton and President George W. Bush. From 2001 to 2003, he was the Special Adviser to the President for Cyberspace Security, and chairman of the President's Critical Infrastructure Protection Board. He is now chairman of Good Harbor Consulting. Besides <i>Against All Enemies</i>, he is most recently the author of the much-discussed "Ten Years Later," a future history of the war on terror published in <i>The Atlantic Monthly</i>.

Robert K. Knake is an international affairs fellow at the Council on Foreign Relations. He holds a master's degree in international security studies from Harvard University's Kennedy School of Government and has written on security issues for the Boston Herald, the San Antonio Express-News, and other publications.

Praise For…


“Chilling... [A] harrowing — and persuasive — picture of the cyberthreat the United States faces today.”
-Michiko Kakutani, New York Times

“Clarke and Knake are right to sound the alarm.”
-Wall Street Journal

“[CYBER WAR] may be the most important book about national-security policy in the last several years.”
-Slate

“In this chilling and eye-opening book, Clarke and Knake provide a highly detailed yet accessible look at how cyber warfare is being waged and the need to rethink our national security to face this new threat.”
-Booklist

“Will strengthen Clarke’s claims as one of the founding fathers of cybersecurocracy....It is worth buying this book if only for his pithy five-page vision of this coming apocalypse and a return to stone-age conditions within a week, all because of a few pesky hackers and viruses.”
-Financial Times

Product Details
ISBN: 9780061962233
ISBN-10: 0061962236
Publisher: Ecco Press
Publication Date: April 20th, 2010
Pages: 290
Language: English