Benjamin Friedman, Part I: Foreign Policy

Premiere DateMay 18, 2017
Categories Culture Politics Talk
00:00 Intro
00:55 Benjamin Friedman
05:01 Maintaining Hawkishness
07:02 Unpredictability for Allies, Adversaries
10:30 Murky Syrian Strategy
12:57 Outro
13:44 This Old Dog Mac Demarco
16:11 Finish

Benjamin Friedman joins the show to discuss what President Trump’s unpredictability means for our allies and adversaries, the lack of strategy in Syria, and why the president has become more of a traditional hawk.

Benjamin Friedman is a research fellow in defense and homeland security studies at the Cato Institute. He writes about U.S. defense politics, focusing on strategy, budgeting, and war. You can follow him on Twitter @BH_Friedman.


Joe Virgillito is a staff writer and podcast producer at BTRtoday He is a graduate of Quinnipiac University with a degree in journalism. In his spare time, he enjoys reading and wandering around aimlessly, as…