The Secret History, and Future, of Cyber War

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Still from the filming of "War Games."

"War Games," the 1983 movie starring Matthew Broderick and Ally Sheedy, was not only a great film. President Reagan saw it as a wake-up call that cyber war would become a reality.

Fred Kaplan, Slate's War Stories columnist and the author of Dark Territory: The Secret History of Cyber War (Simon & Schuster, 2016), reports on how the U.S. has conducted "information warfare" since before the first Gulf War.

On The Media host Brooke Gladstone, who is also Kaplan's wife, will be interviewing him about the book at Community Bookstore in Park Slope, Brooklyn, on March 10.