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Book title: Cyber War Will Not Take Place *FOR SALE IN INDIAN SUB -CONTINENT ONLY*
Author(s): Thomas Rid
ISBN: 978-81-8274-756-2
Publication Year: 2014
Binding: HB
Pages: 234
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ABOUT THE BOOK

Cyber war is coming`, announced a landmark RAND report in 1993. In 2005, the U.S. Air Force boasted it would now fly, fight, and win in cyberspace, the `fifth domain` of warfare. This book takes stock, twenty years on: is cyber war really coming? Has war indeed entered the fifth domain? Cyber war will not take place cuts through the hype and takes a fresh look at cyber security. Thomas Rid argues that the focus on war and winning distracts from the real challenge of cyberspace: non-violent confrontation that may rival or even replace violence in surprising ways. With a mix of technical detail and rigorous political analysis, the book explores some key questions: What are cyber weapons? How have they changed the meaning of violence? How likely and how dangerous is crowd-sourced subversive activity?

ABOUT Author

Thomas Rid : Thomas Rid, PhD, is Reader in War Studies at King`s College London. From 2003 to 2011, he worked at leading think tanks and universities in Berlin, Paris, Washington, and Jerusalem, including the RAND Corporation and John Hopkins University. Rid has published four books and numerous scholarly articles on international security, the history of strategy, political violence, deterrence, and new technologies.