Jack Detsch

Writer, Correspondent and Researcher

Jack Detsch is a staff writer for Al-Monitor covering intelligence and defense. Based in Washington DC, Detsch examines the relationship between the White House, spies, the Pentagon, and the public, and how it shapes America’s role in the world.

Previously, Detsch was a staff writer covering cybersecurity for Passcode, the Christian Science Monitor’s project on security and privacy. 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 highlighting key leaders and thinkers in digital security and privacy.

Detsch also served as editorial assistant at The Diplomat Magazine, covering everything from military challenges in South Asia to robotics. He worked for the NPR affiliates KQED and KALW in the San Francisco Bay Area. His articles have appeared in various 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 at the United States Senate, the State Department, and at NPR.

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