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We missed a week on Rational Security because Shane, Tamara, and I were all out of town last week. Did you miss us? This week, we talk about President Obama's decision to send 50 Special Forces members into Syria; what does it mean, other than 100 boots on the ground (assuming, that is that all 50 have two feet and wear boots). Tamara talks about a new book marking the 20th anniversary of the assassination of Israeli Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin. And I discuss the battle between Christine Fair and Glenn Greenwald over drones strikes.
Meanwhile, in our Object Lessons segment, I have a new recruit to my fight against Russian President Vladimir Putin: