Fred Kaplan appears in the following:
Monday, May 20, 2013
How long will the war on terror last? Another five years? Or ten years? That question was put to a senior Pentagon official by Congress last week during hearings by the Senate Armed Services Committee over whether to revise the AUMF, the Authorization to Use Military Force. Fred Kaplan, Slate's "War Stories" columnist and author of the book, “The Insurgents: David Petraeus and the Plot to Change the American Way of War,” explains what the AUMF means and why its extension matters.
Monday, April 29, 2013
Fred Kaplan, War Stories columnist for Slate and author of The Insurgents: David Petraeus and the Plot to Change the American Way of War, wrote last week: "One thing that [President] Obama has made very clear in his approach to war and peace: He abhors the prospect of uncontrolled escalation." Today, he talks about the Obama administration's "red line" when it comes to Syria, and the calculation of conflict.
Friday, March 01, 2013
Fred Kaplan, War Stories columnist for Slate and author of The Insurgents: David Petraeus and the Plot to Change the American Way of War, talks about the sequester's dramatic impact on the military.
Wednesday, January 09, 2013
Fred Kaplan, War Stories columnist for Slate, talks about his new book, The Insurgents: David Petraeus and the Plot to Change the American Way of War, and the president’s choices for his second-term national security team.
→ EVENT: Fred Kaplan will be reading from The Insurgents at the UWS Barnes & Noble on Jan. 15 at 7PM.
Friday, October 19, 2012
The Cuban Missile Crisis was one of the most politically tense moments of the Kennedy presidency, and one of the most memorable media moments of the Cold War. In an interview which originally aired in 2002, Fred Kaplan talks about how the media covered the crisis then, and how that coverage led to people drawing the wrong lessons from the crisis.
Tuesday, October 09, 2012
Friday, September 14, 2012
Friday, April 06, 2012
William Hartung, director of the Arms and Security Project at the Center for International Policy and author of Prophets of War: Lockheed Martin and the Making of The Military-Industrial Complex, and Fred Kaplan, "War Stories" columnist for Slate and author of 1959: The Year Everything Changed, discuss the military industrial complex and whether cutting corporate influence could stop wars.
Monday, October 24, 2011
Fred Kaplan writes the War Stories column for Slate and is the author of 1959: the Year Everything Changed. He talks about the news that the Obama administration will pull troops out of Iraq by the end of the year, and reflects on the end of two wars.
Wednesday, September 07, 2011
Co-host and managing editor of NPR's On The Media and author of The Influencing Machine: Brooke Gladstone on the Media, Brooke Gladstone joins Slate’s War Stories columnist and author of 1959: The Year Everything Changed (and her husband), Fred Kaplan, to discuss how their respective beats have changed since 9/11 and how their family experienced 9/11 and the aftermath.
Wednesday, June 08, 2011
Monday, May 16, 2011
Friday, March 18, 2011
Steve Clemons, director of the American Strategy Program at the New America Foundation and the man behind the popular political blog "The Washington Note", and Fred Kaplan, "War Stories" columnist at Slate and a Schwartz Senior Fellow at the New America Foundation, discuss how the U.N. Security Council voted to authorize military action to protect civilians in Libya.
Wednesday, September 01, 2010
Wednesday, June 23, 2010
Wednesday, June 23, 2010
Monday, May 31, 2010
Fred Kaplan, national-security columnist for Slate.com and the author of 1959: The Year Everything Changed (Wiley, 2009), and George Packer, New Yorker staff writer and the author of Interesting Times: Writings from a Turbulent Decade (Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2009), talk about the use of drones and unmanned aircraft in combat.
Wednesday, May 05, 2010
In light of Pakistani-born US citizen Faisal Shahzad's Monday arrest after the failed car bomb in Times Square, Slate's "War Stories" columnist Fred Kaplan discusses what we know about Pakistan's role in the attempt at terrorism, how we're re-thinking surveillance and public space, and other lessons from the incident.