Rational Security: The 'Russia and Running Mates' Edition

By Jen Patja Howell
Wednesday, August 12, 2020, 7:25 PM

Russia wants to “denigrate” Joe Biden and China would prefer Trump lose in November, viewing him as “unpredictable,” the nation’s top election security official says. An investigation by The New York Times raises questions about whether intelligence officials are softening their views on Russia to avoid upsetting Trump. And Biden picks Kamala Harris as his running mate. The gang looks at her national security positions and how those issues will or won’t influence the 2020 campaign.

Susan encourages you to help Congress understand technology.

David encourages you to tune in to the Texas Tribune Festival.

Shane recommends a new book on the early days of the Cold War.

Ben recommends a new book by Pete Strzok.