Rational Security

Rational Security: The "Enemy of My Enemy is My Friend" Edition

By Benjamin Wittes
Thursday, September 3, 2015, 12:18 PM

Gen. David Petraeus has a new plan for fighting ISIS. Is it smart or is it totally nuts? Tamara talks about a new article by William McCants that takes us deep inside the mind and menace of Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, the self-declared “caliph” of the Islamic State. And I give a shout-out to a new book by New York Times reporter Scott Shane that takes us inside the operation to kill Anwar Al-Awlaki.