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This is Bombshell, a bi-weekly podcast coming to you from Washington insiders to dissect today’s foreign policy crises and tomorrow’s security challenges. We’ll talk military strategy, White House mayhem, and the best cocktails known to (wo)man. Brought to you by War on the Rocks.
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This week on Bombshell, we say nothing about Jim Comey! We recorded Monday and who could have guessed we'd be here today? Instead, we discuss recent casualties in Afghanistan and Somalia, check in on Venezuela and the French elections, and talk about the many ways one does and does not talk to friendly dictators. We also do our part to keep Costco margaritas in business. And then, in honor of Mother’s Day, we talk to our moms. You should too (your moms, not ours). Episode Reading: "Elite troops are being worked too hard and spread too thin, military commander warns," Vera Bergengruen, The Miami Herald "Navy SEAL Who Died in Somalia Was Alongside, Not Behind, Local Forces," Helene Cooper, The New York Times Revolutions Podcast, by Mike Duncan "Facebook purges thousands of fake profiles ahead of UK election," Nick Summers, Endgadget "Trump’s praise for authoritarians vs. his platitudes for allies," Aaron Blake, The Washington Post "Venezuela’s leader wants to replace the National Assembly with one beholden to him," Francisco Toro, WaPo "Mérida Escalates," Francisco Toro, Caracas Chronicles "Tillerson calls for balancing US security interests, values," by Josh Lederman and Matthew Lee, AP "