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The “I’m Ok Without Friends” Edition

We’re going to stalk our former Rational Security hosts. We’ll talk about this feed and what we should do with it. And, we’ll chew over how the first hearing of the Jan. 6 commission went. Sort of.

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The "Choosy Spies Choose JIF" Edition

This week, Alan, Quinta and Scott were joined by Rational Security forefather andWashington Postreporter Shane Harristo discuss:“The Hunt for Bread October”: Which country did a U.S. Navy employee and his wife attempt to smuggle nuclear secrets to inside a peanut butter sandwich? And why did that country turn them over to FBI instead?“Turn After Leaving”: Is the intelligence community executing its own pivot to Asia—and will the post-withdrawal collapse of Afghanistan stymie its effort?“You Got Served”: Will the January 6 committee get the testimony and documents it is demanding, over former President Trump’s open direction not to cooperate?For object lessons, Alan steered listeners to do some self-guided learning via theGreat Courses Plusprogram; Quinta brought some attention to the unique items former White House Press Secretary Stephanie Grisham chose toput in her backgroundduring her recent appearance onMeet the Press; Scott encouraged D.C. residents to run and get thecocomotion, rum distilleryCotton & Reed's incredibly delicious rendition of a fermented piña colada, before temperatures get too chilly; and Shane doubled down on theQueen's endorsement of her new favorite show,Line of Duty.Be sure to visit our show page atwww.lawfareblog.comand to follow us on Twitter at@RatlSecurity.And Rational Security listeners can now get a committed ad-free feed by becoming a Lawfare material supporter atwww.patreon.com/lawfare!