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The Liz Truss Buttress

September 29, 2022

Episode Notes

Eric welcomes Eliot back from his sojourn in Poland and Ukraine. They discuss U.K. Prime Minister Liz Truss’s early appointments on national security and the review of Britain’s defense policy she has ordered, Biden’s appointment of a new Ambassador to Russia, Eliot’s impressions of Ukraine and Volodymyr Zelensky. They also analyze Vladimir Putin’s speech and mobilization order and discuss Eric’s testimony on nuclear strategy to the Senate Armed Services Committee.

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Eric and Frank Miller’s testimony written before the Senate (

Their article on the second nuclear era for The Bulwark (

Eliot’s Ukraine article for The Atlantic (

Friend of the podcast and former guest Anne Applebaum’s article for The Atlantic (

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