Rational Security

Rational Security: The "It's Putin's World and We Just Live In It" Edition

By Benjamin Wittes
Friday, October 2, 2015, 1:40 PM

I missed this week's Rational Security taping, as an unfortunate result of a taekwondo sparring accident (the other guy is, alas, fine). But Shane and Tamara soldiered on without me. They talked Russian airstrikes in Syria, the changing the political calculus in the Middle East, and how U.S.-backed rebels in Syria are coming under attack. Is the U.S. abandoning them?

Meanwhile, Edward Snowden is tweeting and Edward Scissorhands is trending.