Rational Security: The "Death Without Dignity" Edition

By Benjamin Wittes
Wednesday, February 22, 2017, 7:14 AM

President Trump selects Army general H.R. McMaster as as his national security adviser after a turbulent search. A rival to North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un is murdered under bizarre circumstances in a Malaysian airport. And Trump meets with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. But is Bibi on the way out? Plus, Tamara wants your ideas for H.R. McMaster’s reading list. Shane reflects on emails demanding more respect for the President in his Wall Street Journal copy. And I am using a postal service we shall not name.

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