Shane goes on vacation, abandoning the gang to its fate. Brookings scholar Dan Byman steps in and brings a National Counterterrorism Center Calendar, which sparks a discussion of how to categorize terrorist acts that take place within warfare. Ben talks about a recent U.S. court decision that found the war in Afghanistan isn’t really over—no matter what the president says. And Tamara talks about the president’s Iran speech.
Dan shows off a large Yemeni dagger.
Tamara brings a picture of Egypt’s General Sisi sailing down the new Suez canal.
And Ben brings an online course we all should sign up to take.