This is an archive of The Current newsletter, which is no longer sending. Klon Kitchen covered national security, intelligence and technology
Farewell (But Not Goodbye)
Some personal news.
Defeating China and Saving Democracy
It’s going to be a busy year.
FBI Data and Threat Website Hacked
Understanding what happened to the InfraGard critical infrastructure portal.
Russia Is Attacking Poland With Wiper Ware
And other updates in Ukraine.
Pushing Back on Pushwoosh
And other ways the government is addressing data and national security concerns.
Why in the World Are You Reading This?
A Thanksgiving meditation.
Espionage With Chinese Characteristics
A brief history of China’s reliance on foreign technology and expertise.
Congratulations on a Successful Midterm Election
DDoS attacks and vote counting glitches shouldn’t shake your confidence in our amazing system.
We Just Saved the Internet (For Now)
And what comes next now that Musk owns Twitter.
How to Launch a Nuclear Strike
And other things I’ve been thinking about.
New export rules are a welcome escalation in Washington’s tech competition with China.
An explainer on nuclear bombs, how Putin might use them in his conflict with Ukraine, and what the United States is doing to stop him.
A Fresh Batch of Tech Potpourri
Russia’s online spying machine, a mystery drone in Crimea, and DOD’s most important battle space.
The United States’ response to Russia’s threats should be calm, measured, and unflinching.
Another Round of Tech Potpourri
VPNs are disappearing, cyber sanctions are dropping, and combat holograms are deploying.
This Is the Apple Way
Its choice of a Chinese company to supply memory chips for its devices is problematic for more than a few reasons.