This is an archive of The Current newsletter, which is no longer sending. Klon Kitchen covered national security, intelligence and technology
Some personal news.
It’s going to be a busy year.
Understanding what happened to the InfraGard critical infrastructure portal.
And other updates in Ukraine.
And other ways the government is addressing data and national security concerns.
A Thanksgiving meditation.
A brief history of China’s reliance on foreign technology and expertise.
DDoS attacks and vote counting glitches shouldn’t shake your confidence in our amazing system.
And what comes next now that Musk owns Twitter.
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.
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.
VPNs are disappearing, cyber sanctions are dropping, and combat holograms are deploying.
Its choice of a Chinese company to supply memory chips for its devices is problematic for more than a few reasons.