@War: The Rise of the Military-Internet Complex

New America Foundation
Tuesday, December 2, 2014
12:15 PM - 1:45 PM (EST)

The future of American warfare is already here.

From the NSA mining the digital data of tech giants such as Facebook and Google to hacker teams playing an integral role in counterinsurgency operations to foreign intelligence agencies launching daily web-based attacks against American corporations and government agencies, cyberspace has, irrefutably, become the "fifth domain" of global warfare.

But just how has the U.S. prepared—and not prepared—for this new global battlefield? And what does this new cybersecurity regime mean for all of us, whose daily lives—from the electric grid to banking to communications—are deeply bound to the Internet?

Join New America in conversation with Shane Harris, author of the new book , and Peter Bergen for a discussion about America’s military-Internet complex and its implications for our security and our privacy.

Follow the discussion online using #MilIntComplex and following @NewAmerica.


Shane Harris @shaneharris
ASU Future of War Fellow, New America

Peter Bergen @NatSecNAF
Vice President, Director of Studies, Director, International Security, Future of War, and Fellows Programs, New America