Violence escalates in Afghanistan as U.S. troops withdraw. President Biden directs intelligence agencies to look for more evidence that a lab leak may have started the covid pandemic. And a ransomware attack targets the world’s largest beef processor. Plus, special guest Madiha Afzal of the Brookings Institution joins the gang.
Shane may enroll at UVA School of Law.
Ben explains how you, yes YOU, can sign up for our Patreon and support Rational Security.
Tamara is closely watching the formation (maybe?) of a new Israeli government.