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Rational Security

By Spaghetti on the Wall Productions

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A weekly discussion of national security and foreign policy matters hosted by Shane Harris of the Wall Street Journal and featuring Brookings scholars Tamara Cofman Wittes, Benjamin Wittes, and Susan Hennessey.

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Fantastic multifaceted show on security issues

Having listened to the first episode, it sounds like the perfect way to stay current with international, national security and intelligene related issues in only one hour a week.

Lively & smart talk

Enjoyable podcast, smart folks talking about current affairs in strategic security. Shane, Tamara, and Benjamin (and occasional special guests) provide lively discussion and debate from a DC thinktank and journalist insider perspective. New podcast from a new production company, so they're still working on sound production quality, but this is the best out there right now for the subject. I'd like to hear more from security and foreign affairs professionals in gov't and military to ground what is so far a very learned but a somewhat sophist and primarily journalistic and policy wonk point of view. All in all, I'm so glad this podcast came out as I had been looking for this topic, and I recommend it to listeners.

Almost impossibly smart and articulate

There is no better show on these issues. The panelists are brilliant and informed -- they bring lots of inside-the-beltway insight -- and they know how to explain the complexities of their subjects with clarity and, yes, wisdom. After each episode I understand the world a little better than I did before.

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