Fred Kaplan
Fred Kaplan Fred Kaplan

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

Future Tense
July 28 2016 7:04 PMCould Fsociety Pull Off the DNC Hack?What Mr. Robot gets right about hackers, according to one member of 1990s hacking collective the L0pht.
Politics
July 21 2016 2:41 PMTrump Is Dangerously Incompetent on National SecurityHis promise to abandon NATO allies is a huge gift to Russia and China.
Politics
July 19 2016 12:23 AMWhat Has Happened to Rudy Giuliani?He used to be a pragmatic moderate. Now he’s spewing nonsense.
Future Tense
July 14 2016 12:00 AMHacking Mr. RobotCould a skilled hacker really topple the capitalist system? Throughout Season 2, we’ll examine what the show gets right about modern life.
War Stories
July 5 2016 4:01 PMReading Between the Lines of Obama’s Drone-Casualty ReportThe death toll is less significant than the fact we are dropping bombs outside of war zones in the first place.
Cover Story
June 19 2016 8:01 PMThe Hillary Clinton DoctrineHer response to the massacre in Orlando reveals the type of commander in chief she would be.
War Stories
June 2 2016 6:33 PMHillary Clinton Just Kicked Trump in the ShinsAnd showed that she’s certainly tough enough for the long haul. 
War Stories
May 23 2016 4:49 PMThis Just In: The Vietnam War Is Still OverAnd now is the perfect time for Obama to lift the arms embargo.
War Stories
May 13 2016 4:29 PMCold War TheaterThe U.S. and Russia are fighting about missile defense when they should be settling differences.
War Stories
April 27 2016 4:10 PMA Mess of ContradictionsDonald Trump’s foreign policy speech was even worse than his usual incoherent rambling.
War Stories
April 22 2016 11:48 AMWe Are Going to War in Iraq Against ISISIt’s a small-scale conflict, but big questions about a political solution linger.
War Stories
April 5 2016 5:20 PMRussia’s Long History of CorruptionThe Panama Papers merely confirm what we’ve long suspected about Putin.
Movies
March 31 2016 2:46 PMSketches of PainWhy can’t movies about jazz greats get what makes jazz great?
War Stories
March 23 2016 10:36 AMIt’s No Mystery Why ISIS Picked Brussels as a BaseBelgium’s government is a hodgepodge with dueling, uncooperative intelligence agencies.
War Stories
March 15 2016 4:51 PMWhat Does Russia’s Withdrawal From Syria Mean?Just that Bashar al-Assad is proving to be more trouble than he was worth.
War Stories
July 25 2016 4:24 PMCold War GamesThe DNC email hack shows that Vladimir Putin is trying to influence our presidential election.
Politics
July 20 2016 12:33 PMLet’s Count the Lies in Christie’s Attack on ClintonYou might need the fingers on both hands.
War Stories
July 15 2016 8:53 AMThe Terrorism Threat Goes Beyond ISISWinning the war in Iraq and Syria won’t stop attacks in Europe.
War Stories
July 6 2016 1:44 PMThe Hillary Clinton Email Scandal Was Totally OverblownWe learned nothing new from the investigation or James Comey’s statement.
War Stories
June 21 2016 4:55 PMThe Rehabilitation of David PetraeusA scandal cost him his post-Army dream job, but he’s building a new public life.
War Stories
June 13 2016 7:23 PMA Tragic FarceDonald Trump’s anti-terror speech was full of lies. His supporters will eat it up.
War Stories
June 1 2016 3:58 PMTrump the ChumpOf course Vladimir Putin and Kim Jong-un support the presumptive GOP nominee. He serves their interests.
War Stories
May 19 2016 10:43 AMWhy the Middle East Is Still a Mess a Century After the Sykes-Picot AgreementIt’s just the delayed but inevitable result of the fall of the Ottoman Empire.
War Stories
May 9 2016 8:20 PMBen Rhodes Needs Some Fresh AirWhy Obama’s foreign-policy adviser comes across as insular and self-centered in a New York Times Magazine profile.
War Stories
April 25 2016 12:04 PMWhat Cyberwar Against ISIS Should Look LikeThe strategy worked to great effect against Iraq insurgents.
War Stories
April 15 2016 10:48 AMObama’s Secrecy ProblemWhile he complains that too much information is classified, his own administration has been hostile to openness and transparency.
War Stories
April 1 2016 2:22 PMWhose Foreign Policy Is Scarier: Cruz’s or Trump’s?One guy listens to a wild-eyed paranoiac. The other guy listens only to himself.
War Stories
March 29 2016 10:34 AMNobody Won the Apple-FBI StandoffThe feds finally cracked the San Bernardino shooter’s iPhone. Now Apple looks vulnerable—and the legal fight the FBI wants will have to wait.
War Stories
March 21 2016 5:40 PMWhen Castro Met NixonFidel charmed Americans in a 1959 visit, but U.S.­–Cuba relations were always doomed.
Future Tense
March 7 2016 5:56 AMInside “Eligible Receiver”The NSA’s disturbingly successful hack of the American military.  

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