Fred Kaplan
Fred Kaplan Fred Kaplan

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

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Sept. 27 2016 12:23 AMDonald Trump Defended Putin, Had No ISIS Plan, and Was Stunningly Ignorant on IranHow can anyone possibly vote for him?
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Sept. 20 2016 5:17 PMObama’s Last U.N. Address Was One of His Best SpeechesThe president asks world leaders to reject fundamentalism and racism and promote a civil society.
Future Tense
Sept. 15 2016 4:52 PMHacking Mr. Robot, Week 10What to expect from the Season 2 finale.
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Sept. 13 2016 3:04 PMChina Won’t Stop Kim Jong-un. The U.S. Must Stand Up to Both of Them.Sanctions won’t work. We can’t destroy his nukes. We can rattle a few sabers, however.
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Sept. 7 2016 11:46 PMWell, That Was a Waste of TimeTrump told lies while Clinton delivered a mixed performance at the military forum.
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Sept. 1 2016 5:06 PMHacking Mr. Robot, Week 8Join Slate Plus to listen to our spoiler-filled recap.
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Aug. 19 2016 10:28 AMHacking Mr. Robot, Week 6How to reconcile the show’s technical verisimilitude with its incredibly flimsy plot?
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Aug. 5 2016 8:55 AMHacking Mr. Robot, Week 4What the show gets right about logic bombs, the dark web, and the geopolitics of cybersecurity.
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July 29 2016 2:44 PMHarmless SecretsRelax. There’s no reason to worry about the intelligence briefings Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump are about to get.
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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.
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July 15 2016 8:53 AMThe Terrorism Threat Goes Beyond ISISWinning the war in Iraq and Syria won’t stop attacks in Europe.
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July 6 2016 1:44 PMThe Hillary Clinton Email Scandal Was Totally OverblownWe learned nothing new from the investigation or James Comey’s statement.
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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.
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June 13 2016 7:23 PMA Tragic FarceDonald Trump’s anti-terror speech was full of lies. His supporters will eat it up.
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Sept. 22 2016 6:02 PMHacking Mr. Robot, Week 11Recapping the Season 2 finale with the experts from Tanium, a cybersecurity startup and technical consultant to the show.
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Sept. 16 2016 4:40 PMThe Leaky Myths of SnowdenOliver Stone’s new movie about Edward Snowden is a fairy tale and a bore.
The Next 20
Sept. 14 2016 7:45 AMThe First Drone StrikeOn Nov. 14, 2001, a weapons system designed to defeat Soviets tanks on the plains of Europe appeared in the sky over Kabul, Afghanistan.
Future Tense
Sept. 9 2016 8:41 AMHacking Mr. Robot, Week 9Would the NSA recruit Elliot? Watching the show with former White House anti-terror chief Richard Clarke.
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Sept. 2 2016 12:40 PMTurkey’s Incursion Into Syria Is the Last Thing We NeededThe civil war is already an intractable mess, and there are no easy ways out.
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Aug. 26 2016 12:09 PMHacking Mr. Robot, Week 7What the show gets right about cyberwar, according to one security expert who’s run attacks on the Department of Defense in classified war games.
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Aug. 8 2016 1:02 PMThe Scariest Nominee of Our TimeDonald Trump is disruptive, self-destructive, and careless.
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Aug. 1 2016 3:05 PMThe Lessons of the DNC HackWe’ve been waiting almost 20 years for a cyberdefense strategy. We can’t afford to wait longer.
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.
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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.
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June 2 2016 6:33 PMHillary Clinton Just Kicked Trump in the ShinsAnd showed that she’s certainly tough enough for the long haul. 

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