Information operations · Information Warfare

Event: iWar: War and Peace in the Information Age

Westminster Institute
Reception at 7:00 pm
Wednesday, June 14, 2017 from 7:30 PM to 8:45 PM EDT
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Westminster Institute
6729 Curran Street
McLean, VA 22101
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Bill Gertz
Author, iWar
Covert information warfare is being waged against the United States by world powers and rogue states-such as Russia, China, Iran, and North Korea-and even terrorist groups like ISIS. This conflict has been designed to defeat and ultimately destroy America.This new type of warfare is part of the Information Age that has come to dominate contemporary life.
In his new book iWar, Bill Gertz describes how technology has completely revolutionized modern warfare, how the Obama administration failed to meet this challenge, and what we can and must do to catch up and triumph in this struggle. (iWar will be available for purchase and signing.)
Bill Gertz is an award-winning national security journalist and author of seven books, including Breakdown: How America’s Intelligence Failures Led to September 11 and The China Threat: How the People’s Republic Targets America. He is currently senior editor of The Washington Free Beacon, an online news outlet, and national security columnist for The Washington Times.
Gertz has an international reputation. Vyachaslav Trubnikov, head of the Russian Foreign Intelligence Service, once called him a “tool of the CIA” after he wrote an article exposing Russian intelligence operations in the Balkans. A senior CIA official once threatened to have a cruise missile fired at his desk at The Washington Times after he wrote a column critical of the CIA’s analysis of China. China’s communist government also has criticized him for his news reports exposing China’s weapons and missile sales to rogues states.
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