In 2011, amid the popular uprising against Egyptian president Hosni Mubarak, the government sought in vain to shut down the Internet-based social networks of its people.
WikiLeaks editor-in-chief Julian Assange has been branded "public enemy number one" by some in the United States for posting material on the World Wide Web that concerns airstrikes in Iraq, US diplomatic communications, and other sensitive matters.
In Wiki at War, James Jay Carafano explains why these and other Internet-born initiatives matter and how they are likely to affect the future face of war, diplomacy, and domestic politics.
The war for winning dominance over social networks and using that dominance to advantage is already underway, Carafano writes in this extremely timely analysis of the techno-future of information and the impact of social networking via the Internet. Drawing on his extensive knowledge of history and defense strategy, Carafano creates a cogent analysis of what is truly new about the "new media," and what is simply a recasting of human warfare in contemporary forms.
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"Jay Carafano has produced a wide-ranging yet deeply analytical survey of the revolutionary impact on national security that flows from our new Internet age. From cyber safety to information warfare to political revolution, our security environment has been transformed . . . . Carafano is neither a Pollyanna nor a Cassandra about these changes, but rather a clear-eyed scholar." (Michael Chertoff, former US Secretary of Homeland Security)
“Wiki at War attempts to outline the future of national security in a socially networked global environment. This book is highly engaging." (Choice)
“Wiki at War is both engaging and provocative.” (The Journal of Military History)
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