This week Radha, Loren, and Erin drink hot toddies and reluctantly dig into the newest Marine Corps scandal. They also explore growing tensions on the Korean Peninsula and Europe with a brief “missiles: big, medium, and small” explainer; debate the wisdom of loosening counter-terrorism policies while gutting American soft power (aka, Is it always a good time to kill bad guys?); and exorcise the bogeyman of the deep state. Stick around for pop culture digestif.
Marine Scandal as reported by Task and Purpose in 2014
Paul Szoldra on the Marine scandal in Business Insider
Erin Simpson and Max Fisher on Trump’s use of force
Music: “Jennifer Lawrence,” by Future Teens
Produced by Tré Hester
Image: U.S. Marine Corps