Fred Kaplan
Fred Kaplan Fred Kaplan

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

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Dec. 2 2016 11:26 AMMad Dog or Warrior Monk? Trump’s Pick for Secretary of Defense Doesn’t Fit Any Stereotypes.The good and bad of Gen. James Mattis.
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Nov. 18 2016 1:19 PMWhat Can We Expect From National Security Adviser Michael Flynn?Nothing good, unfortunately.
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Nov. 14 2016 4:30 PMDid the WikiLeaks Email Dumps Cost Hillary the White House?Maybe not. But in such a close race, every negative is a big deal.
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Nov. 2 2016 2:08 PMA Victory for Transparency, FinallySomeday, we might just find out why Comey wrote to Congress right before the election.
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Oct. 19 2016 11:22 PMDonald Trump Is Wrong About Mosul. Wrong.It’s absurd to think we could launch a surprise attack on ISIS there.
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Oct. 17 2016 5:30 PMISIS Will Lose in Mosul. But Who Actually Wins?Can the U.S. foster an arrangement involving Shiites and Sunnis and Kurds and Turks?
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Oct. 5 2016 5:50 PMThe Syrian Peace Talks Were a Waste of TimeThe U.S. and Russia have completely different interests.
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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.
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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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Nov. 23 2016 2:32 PMTrump Has Not Changed His Mind About TortureThe transcript of the New York Times interview contradicts the paper’s own story.
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Nov. 15 2016 4:48 PMThe GOP Civil War Is Just BeginningFormerly conciliatory Trump skeptics are backing away from the president-elect.
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Nov. 9 2016 5:54 PMWe’re in Uncharted Territory With President-Elect TrumpThere could be major shifts in the global balance of power.
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Oct. 25 2016 4:37 PMVulnerability Is the Internet’s Original SinThe founders considered security provisions too much of a burden.
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Oct. 19 2016 3:51 PMIs WikiLeaks Just a Stooge of the Kremlin?If it is, maybe the media should stop publishing its revelations.
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Oct. 11 2016 5:07 PMHow Does Obama Respond to Russia’s Cyberattacks?The wrong choice will make things only worse for Americans.
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Oct. 5 2016 12:27 AMThat Was Definitely the JV DebateNeither Tim Kaine nor Mike Pence came across as presidential on Tuesday night.
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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.
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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.
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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.

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