Shane, Tamara, and Ben talk condemnation over the Charlie Hebdo attack and how much outrage is enough, our fear over foreign fighters, and the expanding vocabulary of cyber “attacks.” Bonus feature: The gang welcomes special guest (our first!) Jeremy Shapiro to talk about his new paper with Daniel Byman, “Be Afraid. Be a Little Afraid: The Threat of Terrorism from Western Foreign Fighters in Iraq and Syria.”
Plus, Ben takes another close look at intelligence community gift-shop swag made in Pakistani factories, this time by NSA:
Tamara talks about a box given to her from an Iranian scholar and how it’s a metaphor for peace negotiations:
And Shane discusses how a stone from the shores of the Pacific Ocean helped bring to a close his long quest to find his grandfather’s Army records.