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Fred Kaplan

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The Case Against Clemency for Snowden

Wednesday, January 08, 2014

Fred Kaplan, Slate's War Stories columnist, author of The Insurgents, and the Edward R. Murrow press fellow at the Council on Foreign Relations discusses his recent Slate piece, "Why Snowden Won't (and Shouldn't) Get Clemency."

 

 

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Monday Morning Politics: Post-Nuclear Options

Monday, November 25, 2013

Late Saturday night, President Obama announced an historic agreement with Iran to slow down that countries nuclear weapons development, in exchange for easing sanctions -- setting the table for a possible long-term deal. Fred Kaplan, "War Stories" correspondent for Slate and author of The Insurgents: David Petraeus and the Plot to Change the American Way of War (Simon & Schuster, 2013), and Julianna Goldman, White House correspondent for Bloomberg TV and Bloomberg News, discuss the details, from diplomacy to political impact.

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The President's Message on Syria

Wednesday, September 11, 2013

Fred Kaplan, War Stories columnist for Slate, author of The Insurgents: David Petraeus and the Plot to Change the American Way of War, and Edward R. Murrow Fellow at the Council on Foreign Relations, talks about last night's Presidential address and the chance of a developing compromise.

 

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Bradley Manning Sentenced to 35 Years

Wednesday, August 21, 2013

Fred Kaplan, War Stories columnist for Slate, and Floyd Abrams, who argued for The New York Times in the Pentagon Papers case, discuss the sentencing in the trial of WikiLeaks source Pfc. Bradley Manning. A judge has sentenced Manning to 35 years in prison. He was acquitted on charges of aiding the enemy but convicted of several lesser charges. Abrams is a First Amendment lawyer and author of Friend of the Court: On the Front Lines with the First Amendment. Kaplan is also author of The Insurgents: David Petraeus and the Plot to Change the American Way of War.

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Bradley Manning Verdict

Wednesday, July 31, 2013

Bradley Manning was convicted of violating the Espionage Act, but found not guilty of "aiding the enemy" for supplying classified information to Wikileaks. Arun Rath, reporter for Frontline and PRI's The World and new host of NPR's Weekend All Things Considered, and Fred Kaplan, War Stories columnist for Slate and author of The Insurgents: David Petraeus and the Plot to Change the American Way of War (Simon & Schuster, 2013), discuss the verdict, and what it means for the military, transparency, and journalism.

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The FBI's Anti-Piracy Warning

Friday, July 26, 2013

For years, Brooke's husband Fred has been pestering her to find out if anyone has received the "5 years in prison and or a $250,000 fine" for violating the FBI's anti-piracy warning you see at the start of DVDs. Brooke talks to the FBI's Financial Crimes Section Chief Angela Byers to see if she can get Fred his answer.

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Did Intelligence Director Clapper Lie About Spying?

Thursday, June 13, 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, discusses statements by National Intelligence Director James Clapper about the extent of electronic surveillance, and whether he lied under oath. Plus, what Edward Snowden's latest disclosure, to a Chinese newspaper, means for his credibility and legal status.

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The Big Leaks

Tuesday, June 04, 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, and Steve Coll, contributor to the New Yorker, incoming dean of the Columbia Journalism School, and author most recently of Private Empire: ExxonMobil and American Power, discuss the Espionage Act and its application in the AP/Fox News Justice Department investigations and in the case of Bradley Manning, who is currently on trial. 

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How Long Will the War on Terror Last?

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.

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Obama's Calculus in Syria

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.

 

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Sequester Hits

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.

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After Petraeus

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.

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Missile Crisis Memories

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.

Bauhaus - Bela Legosi's Dead

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Romney on Foreign Policy

Tuesday, October 09, 2012

Fred Kaplan, War Stories columnist for Slate, talks about Mitt Romney's foreign policy speech.

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Our Values: American Diplomacy In the Wake of Embassy Attacks

Friday, September 14, 2012

Fred Kaplan, War Stories columnist for Slate, discusses how the embassy protests in the Middle East have raised questions about the most effective way for diplomacy to spread U.S. "values."

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End of War: The Military Industrial Complex

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. 

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Withdrawing the Troops

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.

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Decade 9/11 Conversation: Brooke Gladstone and Fred Kaplan

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 MediaBrooke 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.

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How to Leave Afghanistan?

Wednesday, June 08, 2011

Fred Kaplan, Slate "War Stories" columnist and a Schwartz Senior Fellow at the New America Foundation, talks about the debate over how to withdraw troops from Afghanistan, the wars there and in Iraq, and Secretary of Defense Robert Gates' farewell tour.

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Post-Osama Afghanistan Policy

Monday, May 16, 2011

Fred Kaplan, "War Stories" columnist, Slate and a Schwartz Senior Fellow at the New America Foundation, discusses how the Obama Administration should handle the war in Afghanistan in a post-Osama world.

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