Rational Security

Rational Security: The "Rested But By No Means Ready" Edition

By Benjamin Wittes
Thursday, August 20, 2015, 2:06 PM

The Rational Security team is back in in action this week. Shane is back from Maine. I'm back from Israel. And Tamara is back from not being away. On this week's show, the top ISIS fighter in U.S. custody is being transferred to Iraq. What does  it mean, Shane wonders, for the U.S. justice system and the future of detainee policy in the war with ISIS? Two years after the first Snowden leaks, Tamara asks, are we over the idea of the idealistic whistleblower? And I talk about my photo essay on strategic Jerusalem.