Rational Security: The 'Stocking the Cabinet' Edition

By Jen Patja Howell
Wednesday, December 9, 2020, 7:20 PM

President-elect Biden continues building his Cabinet, but his pick for defense secretary leaves some supporters cold. Administration officials drag their feet on the transition as Trump’s lawyers mount increasingly absurd and dangerous efforts to overturn the election. And the White House tries to rally support for a controversial weapons sale to the United Arab Emirates as the Gulf Arab states look ahead to a Biden administration that may be more skeptical of close ties.

Ben congratulates our friend Sophia Yan.

Susan needs your help with some bags.

Shane hears an alien story too hard for even him to believe.