Rational Security

Rational Security: The "Let's Ignore the Debate" Edition

By Benjamin Wittes
Thursday, September 17, 2015, 12:18 PM

Tired of hearing about the debate? So were we—before it even started. So we pretended it wasn't happening.

Shane asks whether the Obama administration’s hand-wringing over Chinese cyber spying is making the U.S. look like chumps? I discuss two new books charting the meteoric rise of ISIS. And Tamara discusses a former U.S. ambassador who is highlighting the importance of international partnerships to U.S. counterterrorism. Plus, Shane looks at Jeh Johnson’s new plea for homeland security. Tamara talks about another new book about ISIS and the future of jihad. And in honor of that kid in Texas who got in trouble for bringing his homemade clock to school, I recall that time in third grade I brought real explosives to school.