- By Thomas E. RicksThomas E. Ricks covered the U.S. military for the Washington Post from 2000 through 2008. He can be reached at email@example.com.
I was surprised to see that comments I made last week at a New America conference popped up in Slate. The whole current Future of War gang was there.
After the session, a guy I know said to me that he thought I was going to be the Douhet of cyberwar. I understood what he meant — he thinks we are hyping it. But the more I listen to the FoW gang, the more I think we are on the cusp of an era of major change.
I also was surprised to see myself quoted in last Sunday’s New York Times. It was from the review of the Gates book I wrote about six months ago.