Is the White House’s new National Security Strategy just a procedural brief, or does it tell us a larger story about U.S. foreign policy? Today on The Gist, Slate’s Fred Kaplan explains why security strategies are now exponentially more complicated than they were in decades past. Plus, NBC’s Tony Dokoupil reports on how the military has groomed meteorologists to be intellectually and physically capable of running with our most elite warriors. His multimedia feature is called “Send In the Weathermen.” For the Spiel, the steady decline of McDonald’s seen through a cultural lens.
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