PW Singer, Strategist and Senior Fellow at the New America Foundation and author of the recently released Ghost Fleet, was at the Lowy Institute yesterday. He sat down with Michael Fullilove for a conversation about the book, his thoughts on Edward Snowden and the future of cyber relations between the US and China.
Afterwards I interviewed Peter about the Ghost Fleet and its broader themes (here's my own review of Ghost Fleet). I asked him about how the fog of war might be changing for modern, networked militaries, and whether they in fact might be becoming too confident or reliant on their access to information on the battlefield. Peter's novel also speculates on the role global technology and internet companies might take in a conflict between the US and China. In the interview, Peter talks about the differences between modern multinational corporations and their predecessors in World War II, and how the reactions of modern corporations might differ: