Fred Kaplan
Fred Kaplan Fred Kaplan

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

Future Tense
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.
War Stories
Aug. 8 2016 1:02 PMThe Scariest Nominee of Our TimeDonald Trump is disruptive, self-destructive, and careless.
War Stories
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.
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.
Future Tense
Aug. 19 2016 10:28 AMHacking Mr. Robot, Week 6How to reconcile the show’s technical verisimilitude with its incredibly flimsy plot?
Slate Plus
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.
War Stories
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.
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.

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