Jack Detsch is a staff writer for The Christian Science Monitor covering intelligence, defense, and cybersecurity. Based in Washington, Detsch examines the relationship between the White House, spies, the Pentagon, and the public, and how it shapes America’s role in the world.
Before heading to the beltway, Detsch was a staff writer covering cybersecurity for Passcode, the Monitor’s project on security and privacy in the Digital Age. While working at the publication's Boston headquarters, he broke stories about the Islamic State’s creation of a news app and dissemination of kill lists targeting Americans. During this time he also launched an in-depth podcast feature that provided educational updates from key leaders and thinkers in digital security and privacy.
Previously, Detsch served as editorial assistant at The Diplomat Magazine, covering everything from military challenges in South Asia to robotics. He also worked for the NPR affiliates KQED and KALW in the San Francisco Bay Area. His articles have appeared in other publications, including Defense One and The National Interest.
Detsch graduated from The George Washington University's Elliott School of International Affairs with Phi Beta Kappa and Magna Cum Laude honors. In Washington, he interned in the United States Senate, the State Department, and at NPR. You can learn about all of that and more here.
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