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My name is Klon Kitchen (yes, that’s my real name). By way of background, I spent 15 years in the U.S. intelligence community (IC) working on counterterrorism, counterproliferation, covert action, and cyber issues. I was also Nebraska GOP Sen. Ben Sasse’s national security adviser for three years. After that, I spent another three years at the Heritage Foundation as the founder and director of its Center for Technology Policy. In early 2021, I made the move to the American Enterprise Institute (AEI), where I’m loving life as a senior fellow in the foreign and defense policy shop.

You can click here if you want a little more on my background. If you want a lot more, however, I’ll have to kill you. (Just kidding. I don’t do that anymore.)

You can also follow me on Twitter (@klonkitchen).

The best part of me is my family. My wife Tracy and I have four kids and we’re on the cusp of gradually sending them off to college and becoming empty nesters. While we’re far from perfect, we enjoy one another and I’m proud to say all four kids are “weird” in all the right ways.

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