A veteran administration official emailed me just now in response to my piece last night on congressional Republicans and the shutdown: "Nice Piece (on the shutdown)," the official writes. "You are right about the impact it is having. Our sanctions efforts are crippled: Nobody home to detect violations or go after violators." Great.
Keep it up, guys.
If others in the trenches have thoughts about the effect of the shutdown on our national security efforts, shoot me an email. I'll update this post with whatever credible stories I receive.