Shane Harris

Fellow, International Security Program

Shane Harris is a fellow with the International Security Program at New America and a member of its Future of War team. He is a senior correspondent at The Daily Beast, where he covers national security, intelligence, and cyber security, as well as the author of @War: The Rise of the Military-Internet Complex which explores the frontlines of America’s new cyber war. He is also the winner of the 2010 Gerald R. Ford Prize for Distinguished Reporting on National Defense. He has four times been named a finalist for the Livingston Awards for Young Journalists, which honors the best journalists in America under the age of 35.

Prior to joining The Daily Beast, Shane was a senior writer at Foreign Policy magazine and, before that, at the Washingtonian magazine, where he was part of the team that won the publication its 2011 award for Excellence in Writing from the City and Regional Magazine Association. In 2012, the Washingtonian won the coveted General Excellence award for the print magazine and Web site, where Shane wrote a blog on national security called Dead Drop.

Shane graduated from Wake Forest University with a B.A. in Politics in 1998. He is also a fiction writer. While living in Los Angeles, he helped found and served as the artistic director of a sketch comedy troupe. Shane is a Sundance Film Festival screenwriting finalist.


All Work

INTERNATIONAL SECURITY and NEW AMERICA
Wikileaks Doxxes CIA Chief’s Wife and Daughters

The anti-secrecy outfit once known for exposing potential war crimes is now publishing the personal information of civilians instead.


INTERNATIONAL SECURITY and NEW AMERICA
Air Force Launches Probe Into ‘Miley-Gate’

The pilots quoted Miley Cyrus lyrics about taking drugs—and got grounded for it. Now, the Air Force’s top general is demanding answers.


INTERNATIONAL SECURITY and NEW AMERICA
Washington’s Civil War over Russia Intel

Politicians in Washington are pointing their fingers at spies for making them look silly on Russia and Syria. Did our spies mess up again?


INTERNATIONAL SECURITY and NEW AMERICA
U.S. to Putin: Welcome to the ISIS ‘Quagmire’

Russia wants to go after the Islamic State in Syria and Iraq? Have a blast, U.S. officials say: ‘If Putin wants to jump into that mess, good


INTERNATIONAL SECURITY and NEW AMERICA
Obama Stares Down China on Cyberspying

In a victory for the White House, China just publicly pledged not to steal U.S. trade secrets—but New America's Shane Harris asks at the Dai


INTERNATIONAL SECURITY and NEW AMERICA
Green Berets Blasted for Attacking Child Rapist

When a pair of elite U.S. troops found out an Afghan police officer was keeping a boy in sexual slavery, they let the Afghan have it. Now th


INTERNATIONAL SECURITY and NEW AMERICA
Exclusive: This Is the ISIS Intel the U.S. Military Dumbed Down

The intelligence pros said killing certain ISIS leaders might not diminish the group and that airstrikes might not be working. The bosses di


INTERNATIONAL SECURITY and NEW AMERICA
Air Force Grounds Pilots for Quoting Miley Cyrus

They were all well-regarded officers—until the Air Force found out they were texting lyrics from rappers and pop stars. Now they’re accused


INTERNATIONAL SECURITY and NEW AMERICA
Homeland Security Chief: Everybody Stop Freaking Out

In a candid speech where Churchill once warned of an Iron Curtain, Secretary Jeh Johnson connected the dots between post-9/11 security anxie


INTERNATIONAL SECURITY and NEW AMERICA
Obama Won’t Sanction China for Cyber Spying...Yet

The White House is reportedly holding off on sanctions against Chinese companies for spying on American corporations, at least until Preside


INTERNATIONAL SECURITY and NEW AMERICA
Exclusive: 50 Spies Say ISIS Intelligence Was Cooked

It’s being called a ‘revolt’ by intelligence pros who are paid to give their honest assessment of the ISIS war—but are instead seeing their


INTERNATIONAL SECURITY and NEW AMERICA
U.S. Poised to Indict China’s Hackers for Cyber Blitz

After months of passivity, the Obama administration is on the cusp of bringing criminal charges against Chinese cyberspies in retaliation fo