My forthcoming book: Nonlinear Science and Warfare (Routledge, fall 2013)

I am happy to announce that my book, Nonlinear Science and Warfare: Chaos, Complexity, and the U.S. Military in the Information Age, will be published by Routledge this fall. The best estimate at this point is October or November. The book will be the first in a news series, Routledge Studies in Conflict, Security and Technology, [...]

Is There a Silver Lining to the President’s Cyber War Policy?

What started last week as a series of reports on domestic spying by the NSA took a turn towards cyber security on Friday when Glenn Greenwald and Ewen MacAskill of The Guardian published the top secret Presidential Policy Directive 20 (PPD–20), which deals with U.S. policy and planning for cyber conflict. Like the other documents [...]

Did Intelligence Officials Lie to Congress about NSA Domestic Spying?

Last night, The Guardian published a secret court order that it had obtained, which shows that the National Security Agency (NSA) is currently collecting telephone call metadata on millions of Verizon customers. The scope of the collection includes all call detail records or ‘telephony’ metadata created by Verizon for communications (i) between the United States [...]

The listening post goes dark

For the last several years, I have been using Diigo to save interesting odds and ends from around the web. I’ve had Diigo send a daily update to this site that summarizes the things I had bookmarked in the previous 24 hours. This post has been called, “From the Listening Post…” Today, the listening post [...]

From the Listening Post… 03/23/2013

Rabid Response – By Yousaf Butt | Foreign Policy DNI says cyber is rhe biggest threat ro the US. Pentagon study recommends relying on nuclear deterrence. tags: nukes cyber-doom cyberwar discourse event cyberwar-skepticism Posted from Diigo. The rest of my favorite links are here.