‘Obama’s Secret Wars’ Against America’s Threats
NPR’s Fresh Air
June 4, 2012
Interview with: David E. Sanger, Belfer Center senior fellow and HKS adjunct lecturer in public policy
Topic: Cyberattacks against Iran’s nuclear facilities
“Sanger describes how President Obama decided to speed up clandestine cyberattacks against Iran’s nuclear facilities — and significantly expand America’s use of cyberweapons — in his new book, Confront and Conceal: Obama’s Secret Wars and Surprising Use of American Power, which details how Obama is using both innovative weapons and strategies to address rapidly growing threats around the world.
On Monday’s Fresh Air, Sanger talks about the president’s changing foreign policy strategies in Yemen, Libya, Syria, Iraq, Pakistan and Afghanistan, where early idealism in the White House eventually transitioned into a policy called ‘Afghan Good Enough.’”
Sanger also wrote “Mutually Assured Cyberdestruction?” for the New York Times on June 2, 2012, which quoted Joseph S. Nye, Harvard University distinguished service professor and a member of the Belfer Center Board of Directors.