About This Show
A weekly discussion of national security and foreign policy matters hosted by Shane Harris of the Daily Beast and featuring Brookings senior fellows Tamara Cofman Wittes and Benjamin Wittes, and managing editor of the Lawfare blog Susan Hennessey.
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The "Thank God We’re Not in Kansas Anymore" Edition
4 days ago
Iraqi and U.S. forces begin the campaign to reclaim the city of Mosul, ISIS’s de facto capital in Iraq. Retired Gen. James Cartwright pleads guilty to lying to federal leak investigators. And three Kansas men are accused of plotting attacks on Muslims.
Rated 5 out of
My second episode with Rational Security
As a listener of The Federalist I became aware of Shane Harris on their September 22 episode when he was giving his take on the Analysts throwing out the red flag over their assessments being watered down. At first hesitant, I was eh, he's from the Daily Beast. I was conflicted, I like what Shane had to say but The Daily Beast? So I loaded Rational Security into my Stitcher lineup and here I am two episodes in and I will be spreading the word. Also, *sigh* I started pulling articles out of The Daily Beast. Keep 'em coming
Date published: 2015-10-04
Rated 5 out of
Best Podcast Out There
Rational Security is a one of the best podcasts around. Susan, Tamara, Ben, and Shane provide wonderful insights into the politico-legal arena of national security policy, law, and politics, without taking themselves too seriously. The chemistry between the four allows for moments of levity during their engaging discussions on national security current events.
Date published: 2016-08-09