Rational Security

Rational Security: The "Slippery Slope" Edition

By Benjamin Wittes
Thursday, December 3, 2015, 11:13 AM

It's a fun week on Rational Security. Shane and I both try our hands at singing. Tamara wisely refrains. Meanwhile, President Obama is sending 200 more special operations forces to Iraq to combat ISIS. China seems to be hacking the U.S. less. And a Taliban ally is holding an American man hostage. In our object lesson segment, I ask for your help in sucking up to power, posing the important question: what is a "Handmaiden of Power Startup Kit"? Tamara asks, “Can you hear us now?” And Shane plugs a novel predicated on a Nazi victory in Europe.