David E. Sanger is the chief Washington correspondent for The New York Times. A 1982 graduate of Harvard College, Sanger has been writing for the Times for 30 years covering foreign policy, globalization, nuclear proliferation, and the presidency.
U.S. intelligence officials have concluded that the Russian government is attempting to interfere in the 2020 presidential race — but it is doing so by supporting two very different candidates. So why is Russia rooting for both President Trump and Senator Bernie Sanders? Guest: David E. Sanger, a national security correspondent and a senior writer at The New York Times. For more information on today’s episode, visit nytimes.com/thedaily. Background reading: Mr. Sanders was briefed on potential interference, and when details of the attempts emerged, he ratcheted up his attacks on Russia, warning President Vladimir V. Putin to stay out of the presidential election.Intelligence officials warned House lawmakers last week that Russia was interfering in the 2020 campaign to try to get the president re-elected. Mr. Trump was angry the intelligence briefing was held at all.What exactly do intelligence officials mean by “interference”? We don’t know, and officials can’t seem to agree on the scope of the meddling.
David Sanger sits down with Bruce McConnell to discuss his latest book "The Perfect Weapon: War, Sabotage, and Fear in the Cyber Age", which explores the destructive potential of cyber weapons. Sanger share his insights on what policymakers are doing to address this issue, which has radically transformed geopolitics.
'New York Times' reporter David Sanger says the world's leading producer of telecom equipment, China's Huawei, will be central to the spread of a global 5G network — which could pose a major threat to U.S. national security.Also, jazz critic Kevin Whitehead reviews a recording of Oscar Peterson's 1969 album 'Motions & Emotions.'
Host Carol Castiel and VOA’s Rick Pantaleo talk with veteran New York Times national security correspondent David Sanger, about his most recent book: “The Perfect Weapon: War, Sabotage, and Fear in the Cyber Age.” The book recounts how great and small powers alike have slipped into a new era of constant sabotage, misinformation and fear.
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Jul 5th, 1960
Washington D.C., DC, USA
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