David Sanger with Nicholas Kristof: War, Sabotage and Fear in the Cyber Age


The Russian attacks on the American election are merely the culmination of the remarkable first era of cyberwar. Cyberweapons have reordered the way we conduct diplomacy and war, and though the US struck first in Iran with the cyber operation Olympic Games, it has since found itself backpedaling in the face of attacks from Russia, China, and North Korea that left it unsure of how to respond. In his urgent new book, The Perfect Weapon, leading New York Times national security correspondent David Sanger takes us inside this escalating conflict and shows how digital weapons inspire fear in their ability to both melt nuclear reactors and undermine democracies.