Deep State Radio
Olympic Update: What’s More Boring—Curling or Mike Pence?
America has an unrealistic Korea policy (denuclearization) that it is not really pursuing that hard (what with not having an ambassador to South Korea, gutting the State Department and leaving it to Mike Pence who is actually not a human being but a not-so-lifelike cardboard cutout). This might not work out so well, argue our experts like our Kori Schake, Rosa Brooks, David Sanger and Joe Cirincione. We also discuss Syria and Iran. Which also may not turn out so well. So…get a drink, settle in to a comfortable chair, put a pillow over your head to muffle your screams…and join us!
When the President is a Madman How Patriotism and Service are Redefined
In the news recently, reports that General Mark Milley sought to counsel Chinese leaders in way that might avoidaccidental conflict have caused controversy.Was Milley doing his duty? Or was he undermining his commander-in-chief? Similarly, it is reported that Vice President Mike Pence sought counsel from formerVice President Dan Quayle about whether he could or should follow throughon President Trump's request that he Pence invalidate 2020 election results.Quayle stood up for principle and the law as Pence wavered.What does this tell us about the last administration?About the responsibility of public officials when confronted with an unfit president.We discuss with former Trump White House official Olivia Troye, Kori Schake of the American Enterprise Institute and Max Boot of the Council on Foreign Relations.It's an important, timely and difficultconversation.Don't miss it.
Girding for New and Old Threats
Extremism expert Kathleen Belew talks with Jeanne Meserve about new factors raising the potential for violence at Sept.18 Capitol protests, while former senior CIA ops official Dan Hoffman tells Jeff Stein that the Kabul collapse has given Al Qaeda and ISIS new life.
How Do You Feel About the Urge to Surge?
While Congress holds hearings questioning the Secretary of State about the conduct of America's exit from Afghanistan, it probably should also turn its attention to drawing the lessons of the 20 years of warfare, sacrifice and frustration that proceeded that exit. What might those lessons be? And what might come next for the Biden foreign policy team?We discuss with Kori Schake of the American Enterprise Institute, Rosa Brooks of Georgetown University School of Law and Ed Luce of the Financial Times.Join us (if only to hear Kori declare what Kori would do if she had a nuclear weapon).