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Rational Security: The “State of the #Memo” Edition

Susan and I are away this week. But Shane, Tamara and Quinta hold down the fort. They discuss major developments in the Russia probe as House Republicans move to declassify a mysterious memo and the FBI’s No. 2 steps down. A new article reveals the inner workings of the Israeli spy machine. And smart watches are giving away US forces’ locations—while they’re jogging. Plus, Shane recommends Ronen Bergman’s new book on Israeli intelligence. And Tamara says, #ImWithVictor.


Rational Security: The 'Are You Suuure?' Edition

Hawaii authorities mistakenly warn citizens they’re about to be hit by a ballistic missile. The FBI warns Jared Kushner about his relationship with a prominent Chinese-American. And we talk updates on L’Affaire Russe. Plus, Tamara goes old school with a report on Russia. I give an after-action report on the Rational Security dating service. And Shane wants you to hear—and see—Sophia Yan live in concert.


Rational Security: The ‘Never Get Drunk with Australians’ Edition

A wave of anti-government protests grips Iran. Former Trump adviser George Papadopoulos may have been the impetus for the Russia investigation. And Defense Secretary James Mattis addresses the U.S. role in the war in Yemen and civilian casualties. Plus, Shane recommends Jim Risen’s tell-all in The Intercept. And I make a video and a coin.


Rational Security: The "When You’re President They Let You Do It" Edition

Mike Flynn is cooperating with Bob Mueller’s Russia investigation, and President Trump raises questions about whether he sought to obstruct justice. Deutsche Bank has been told to hand over information about Trump-related finances. And the national security adviser tries to make Trump into a modern-day Ronald Reagan. Plus, Susan highlights a thoughtful discussion on women in national security. And Shane is taking Kim Jung Un . . . rationally.


Rational Security: The "Power of Delusional Thinking" Edition

Mike Flynn signals that he may be cooperating with Robert Mueller’s investigation. President Trump thinks the investigation may be nearing its end. And the U.S. plans to stay in Syria even after ISIS is defeated. Plus, Shane does not welcome our new robot overlords. And Tamara shares an open letter on #MeTooNatSec.

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