Fred Kaplan
Fred Kaplan Fred Kaplan

Fred Kaplan is the author of Dark Territory: The Secret History of Cyber War.

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Oct. 17 2017 4:34 PMThe Worst DefenseTrump claims that U.S. missile defense works 97 percent of the time. It doesn’t, and it’s a problem if he thinks that.
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Oct. 11 2017 2:48 PMTrump’s Nuclear MeltdownOnly this president could think 4,000 nukes aren’t enough.
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Oct. 2 2017 4:33 PMThe Underminer in ChiefTrump’s public smackdown of Tillerson makes it clear that the administration’s foreign policy dysfunction is getting dangerous.
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Sept. 27 2017 3:09 PMDéjà Vu in North KoreaWhen North Korea shot down an American plane in 1969, the U.S. had no good options. Today, it would be even worse.
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Sept. 19 2017 1:39 PMTrump’s Dark Vision for the WorldHis U.N. speech used his “America First” doctrine to justify dangerous hostility toward our enemies.
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Sept. 15 2017 7:22 PMHarvard’s ShameThe Chelsea Manning and Michelle Jones debacles reveal the university’s poor judgment.
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Sept. 8 2017 5:50 PMThe Info Wars to ComeRussia is weaponizing social media. It’s time we started defending ourselves.
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Aug. 29 2017 5:21 PMYou’ll Miss the Administrative State When It’s GoneWe’re starting to see why it’s dangerous to leave so many government positions vacant.
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Aug. 21 2017 11:23 PMKilling Terrorists Is Not a StrategyTrump’s Afghanistan speech gave little indication of how he plans to end America’s longest war.
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Aug. 16 2017 2:06 PMChain of ConfusionMilitary commanders’ rebuke of Trump after Charlottesville points to a crisis for civilian control of the military.
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July 27 2017 3:28 PMBrace Yourselves for Iran Deal RepealHow Trump could still blow up Obama’s crowning diplomatic achievement.
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July 21 2017 11:21 AMMaking Afghanistan Great AgainThe Trump administration seems in no hurry to devise a strategy for America’s longest-running war.
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July 13 2017 4:56 PMWith Trump, Flattery Will Get You EverywhereEmmanuel Macron gives a master class in pushing the president’s buttons.
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July 7 2017 4:24 PMHandshake in HamburgTrump got through his first meeting with Putin without any major gaffes, but the Russian president emerged as the winner.
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June 30 2017 11:54 AMThe NSA’s Inadvertent Role in the Major Cyberattack on UkraineThe agency is watching as one of its hacking tools wreaks havoc.
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Oct. 13 2017 4:44 PMCertifiable NonsenseTrump’s speech on the Iran deal might be his most dishonest, and also his most damaging.
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Oct. 10 2017 2:57 PMSorry, Trump, but Talking to North Korea Has WorkedThe president’s claim that negotiations are a waste of time ignores history.
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Sept. 29 2017 4:03 PMSomething in the AirA Cold War espionage incident could hold clues about what’s afflicting U.S. diplomats in Cuba.
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Sept. 22 2017 3:14 PMTrump Has No Good Reason to Scrap the Iran DealThe reasons his administration has put forth are dishonest and will make us less secure.
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Sept. 18 2017 1:25 PMTrump’s First U.N. Appearance Was a ClunkerBut why is the United Nations so worried about bureaucracy at a time like this?
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Sept. 12 2017 5:20 PMIt’s Time to Talk to North KoreaIf Pyongyang is a nuclear power, diplomacy is one of our best options, even if it doesn’t yield much.
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Sept. 5 2017 6:22 PMDon’t Panic About North KoreaThe same logic that has prevented nuclear war for decades will work on Kim Jong-un.
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Aug. 28 2017 5:19 PMThe Secretary’s RebukeJames Mattis tells the troops that their president is failing them.
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Aug. 17 2017 5:37 PMUgly History Shouldn’t Be BeautifulWhat Germany can teach the U.S. about remembering an ugly past without glorifying it.
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Aug. 14 2017 4:22 PMThe Real Nuclear OptionAmericans are disturbingly unbothered by the idea of striking first with nuclear weapons.
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July 25 2017 2:37 PMTrump’s Insecurity Is a Threat to Our SecurityThe president’s worries about his own illegitimacy have caused a rift with intelligence agencies.
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July 18 2017 4:49 PMThe Iran TrapTrump is stuck with Obama’s nuclear deal. And his efforts to undermine it can only help Tehran.
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July 11 2017 5:53 PMTrump Has Nothing to Offer EuropeHis performance at the G-20 showed he has no interest in leading the Western world.
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July 6 2017 5:54 AMTrump Meets PutinThis week, the president has to pull off the delicate feat of standing up to Russia without blowing up the relationship entirely. Worried yet?
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June 21 2017 4:06 PMForeign Policy by TweetTrump is in no position to solve North Korea. We should be scared he will try.

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