Jan 29, 2013 — In a new book about Gen. David Petraeus, author and journalist Fred Kaplan looks at how theories of counterinsurgency have shaped U.S. military policy in the conflicts in Iraq and Afghanistan.
Jan 24, 2013 — National security reporter Fred Kaplan's new book is called The Insurgents, but the insurgents of the title are actually American military intellectuals — including Gen. David Petraeus — determined to change the way the Army thinks about counterinsurgency operations.
Dec 5, 2008 — Pundits and public alike are comparing President-elect Barack Obama with the sixteenth U.S. president. Fred Kaplan's new book takes a look at President Lincoln as a scribe, from his personal letters to poems to epic speeches. Does he see Obama in Lincoln's words?
Feb 8, 2008 — Fred Kaplan, author of Daydream Believers: How a Few Grand Ideas Wrecked American Power, says the Bush administration's world view is based on several misconceptions. For one, he says, the administration thought of freedom as a gift from God, without understanding the practical requirements of developing democracies.
Feb 5, 2008 — Slate columnist Fred Kaplan offers a scathing critique of the Bush administration's foreign policy initiatives in his new book, Daydream Believers: How a Few Grand Ideas Wrecked American Power.