Rational Security, Episode #154: The “Downgraded” Edition

Jared Kushner is under scrutiny for his contacts with foreign officials. Democrats in Congress release their own memo about surveillance of a Trump campaign adviser. And ahead of a U.S. visit by Saudi Arabia’s future king, how are his reforms playing out on the ground?

Ben recommends Max Boot’s new book.

Shane discovers his roots—and is not surprised.

Tamara is back from Saudi Arabia with treasures.

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Rational Security, Episode #153: The “Mansplaining” Edition

Bob Mueller indicts a slew of Russians who interfered in the 2016 election. Can the president distinguish between the national interest and his own? And the school shooting in Florida brings students to the frontline of the gun control debate.

When Ben says we’re f—ked, you know it’s bad.

Shane wonders if Jared Kushner will lose his interim security clearance.

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Rational Security, Episode #152: The “Do We Have Clearance, Clarence?” Edition

Dozens of White House officials, including Jared Kushner, lack permanent security clearances. It’s been a really bad week for Benjamin Netanyahu. And U.S. intelligence chiefs present their annual list of threats to national security.

Ben is at it again with FOIA.

Tamara is ironing her abaya.

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Rational Security, Episode #148: The “Are You Suuure” Edition

Hawaii authorities mistakenly warn citizens they’re about to be hit by a ballistic missile. The FBI warned Jared Kushner about his relationship with a prominent Chinese-American. And updates on L’Affaire Russe.

Tamara goes old school with a report on Russia.

Ben updates us on the Rational Security dating service.

Shane wants you to hear—and see—Sophia Yan live in concert.

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Rational Security, Episode #125: The “Beleaguered” Edition

President Trump attacks Attorney General Jeff Sessions over Hillary Clinton and Russia. Jared Kushner talks to congressional investigators about his meetings with Russians. And Shane and Tamara bring back reports from the field.

Tamara got good swag in Jordan.

Susan is the bomb(shell).

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Rational Security, Episode #118: The “Covfefe” Edition

Jared Kushner wanted a back-channel to talk to the Russians. In the aftermath of the Manchester bombing, the Brits question whether the U.S. can keep secrets. And in the wake of Trump’s meeting with NATO leaders, where do U.S.-European relations go from here?

The gang has a new photo.

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