Countries prove all the time, through hacking and other means, that you can mess with your enemies without firing a shot. The message is not lost on people who might otherwise be fighting wars.
As journalist David Patrikarakos points out, war is a clash of narratives, and those narratives can be delivered by the internet, rather than bombs and bullets.
He explains further in his book War in 140 Characters: How Social Media is Reshaping Conflict in the 21st Century.
David Patrikarakos is our guest on the air.