Fred Kaplan
Fred Kaplan Fred Kaplan

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

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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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June 15 2017 11:06 AMAn Abdication of DutyBy letting James Mattis decide U.S. strategy in Afghanistan, Trump is proving once again how unfit he is to lead.
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June 9 2017 7:10 PMWhat Trump Doesn’t Know Will Hurt UsThe GOP excuse about Trump’s ignorance will lead America to disaster.
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May 30 2017 6:01 PMMaking Enemies Out of FriendsTrump’s special antagonism toward Germany is stupid and dangerous.
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May 22 2017 3:53 PMTrump’s Sunni StrategyThe president wants America to take sides in the Middle East’s sectarian rivalry. That won’t end well. 
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May 15 2017 5:24 PMContaining the InfectionWe can’t stop cyberattacks, but there are steps governments and companies must take now to limit the damage they cause.
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May 8 2017 4:32 PMWhatever Happened to the Plan to Defeat ISIS?Defeating the jihadi group used to be Trump’s top priority. Now he seems to have forgotten about it just as the battle has reached its bloody climax.
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April 26 2017 8:32 PMA Short Bus Ride to NowhereWhy did Trump summon the entire Senate to the White House to tell them things they already know about North Korea?
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April 17 2017 4:31 PMYou Go to War With the Army You InheritTrump wants us to think he’s already expanding the military. That makes no sense.
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April 7 2017 12:16 PMThe Morning After in SyriaHow will Trump finish what he started by attacking Assad?
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April 4 2017 4:57 PMTrump’s Russia Distractions Are Getting DesperateSusan Rice’s alleged “unmasking” wasn’t illegal, or even unusual.
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March 7 2017 6:07 PMWikiLeaks’ Attack on U.S. IntelligenceThe release of the CIA’s hacking tools is a victory not for the American public but for Russia.
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Feb. 27 2017 6:10 PMMoney for NothingTrump’s staggeringly pointless increase of the defense budget is a sure way to undermine American security.
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Feb. 20 2017 7:10 PMTrump Just Hired the Army’s Smartest OfficerBut will Lt. Gen. McMaster be permitted to do his job?
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Feb. 15 2017 6:27 PMNetanyahu Came to Washington to Hear One ThingAnd Trump, in his profound ignorance of Middle East politics, gave it to him.
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June 19 2017 5:17 PMNo Strategy in SyriaA downed jet, a Russian warning, and a president nowhere to be found.
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June 14 2017 7:45 AMRussia’s Power TripThe country’s “new” weapon for disrupting electric grids should be a wake-up call.
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June 5 2017 6:22 PMHow Trump Made the Qatar Situation WorseIt was far more complicated than he could have imagined.
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May 25 2017 3:34 PMThe Tussle in BrusselsTrump has created another unnecessary crisis by failing to endorse NATO’s core principle.
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May 16 2017 3:52 PMThe Tarnishing of H.R. McMasterOne of America’s finest soldiers has been dragged into Trump’s swamp of deceit.
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May 12 2017 5:45 PMWe Don’t Need More Reports on CybersecurityTrump’s new executive order is the latest in three decades of stalling.
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May 3 2017 11:00 AMRiskLaura Poitras’ WikiLeaks documentary shows what happens when a filmmaker gets too close to her subject.
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April 25 2017 6:46 PMUnstrategic ImpatienceNorth Korea’s nukes are a long-term worry, not an immediate crisis. Trump’s belligerence could change that.
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April 13 2017 4:52 PMReturn of the Madman TheoryTrump’s foreign policy is so erratic and unpredictable, it might just make the world more stable—for a very short time.
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April 6 2017 1:52 PMTrump’s Blurred Red LinesThe president has threatened military action against two countries this week, with no plans to back it up.
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March 15 2017 7:23 PMThe Grown-Ups Are Locked OutTrump is depriving Tillerson, Mattis, and McMaster of any real influence or support.
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March 6 2017 6:24 PMNorth Korea Is Now Trump’s ProblemBut his administration is utterly unprepared to deal with the dictatorship’s provocations.
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Feb. 24 2017 6:21 PMTrump Is the GovernmentHis flap with the FBI—and his disregard for agencies in his own administration—reveals a presidency of dangerous self-centeredness and isolation.
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Feb. 16 2017 11:21 PMTrump’s Public HumiliationBy rejecting the national security adviser job, Robert Harward gave cover to every professional who wants to turn the president down.
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Feb. 14 2017 3:46 PMMichael Flynn’s MessThe disgraced national security adviser has left Trump’s White House in turmoil.

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