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Cyber War Will Not Take Place

Cyber War Will Not Take Place
by Thomas Rid

An excellent read for the layman wanting to know the strategic implications of the new digital world. Very up to date (includes references from early 2013) and clean, crisp prose. Makes a strong case for caution about the significance of cyber crimes and attacks, though his conflation of ‘force’ with ‘violence’ sidelines some of the larger implications. The chapter on subversion is also a bit out of place, but the rest of the book flows very well. Recommended. Blessedly short too.

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