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Zack, Jenn, and Jen Kirby discuss the assault on the US Capitol by a pro-Trump insurrection that has shaken America to its core. They look at the intelligence and law enforcement failures that allowed a mob to so easily seize one of the pillars of American government despite the US having spent billions on national security since 9/11. In the second half of the show, they talk about the damage the siege has done to America’s image abroad and what that means for the future of global politics and democracy.
Threats spread online before the assault on the US Capitol
Buzzfeed’s report on the right-wing online organizing
What we know about the security failures
The Washington Post’s report on the role of the National Guard
A coup expert on Wednesday’s events
How world leaders are reacting
ITV’s report on the Capitol insurrection
The Atlantic’s Anne Applebaum on the diminished power of America’s democratic example
Zack Beauchamp (@zackbeauchamp), senior correspondent, Vox
Jennifer Williams (@jenn_ruth), senior foreign editor, Vox
Jen Kirby (@j_kirby1), foreign reporter, Vox
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