The Lawfare Podcast

The Lawfare Podcast, Episode #100: Shane Harris @War

By Benjamin Wittes
Saturday, November 15, 2014, 1:55 PM

Shane Harris, national security writer for the Daily Beast, was the first ever guest on the Lawfare Podcast, back when it was the most experimental of features. Now, just in time for our 100th episode, he has put out a new book, @War: The Rise of the Military-Internet Complex.

You should definitely buy the book, which is a fascinating set of cybersecurity stories about the growth of U.S. cybersecurity capabilities, vulnerabilities, and private sector involvement. (If you buy the book using these links, Lawfare will get a cut of the proceeds.) To give you a flavor of the book, Shane came into the Brookings studio this week for Episode #100 of the podcast and talked with me about U.S. cyber operations during the surge in Iraq, about the penetration of U.S. defense contractors by the Chinese, and about the growing industry of companies devoted to going on offense against cyber-attackers.