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Robert Farley (Lawyers, Guns and Money, University of Kentucky) and Nate Jones (National Security Archive, Unredacted)

On Foreign Entanglements, Rob talks to Nate about his efforts to pressure US intelligence agencies to release classified documents. They consider the impact of Wikileaks. Nate offers some horror stories about FOIA requests, and also describes his research on Able Archer, the 1983 incident that nearly triggered a nuclear war. They discuss the new show The Americans, which both Rob and Nate prefer to Homeland. Rob and Nate then discuss Argo and Zero Dark Thirty, the two “national security” entrants in this year’s Academy Awards, and reflect on the difficulties of getting historical films right. Finally, a brief conversation about Seth MacFarlane‘s turn as Oscar host.

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Recorded:Feb 27    Posted:Mar 3, 2013
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Foreign Entanglements | Mar 3, 2013 | Robert Farley & Nate Jones

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