I started a new job a few weeks ago as an editor in the communications department of a defense technology company.
You haven’t heard from me much since then, and the reason is simple: A full-time day job, plus editing two newsletters (Duffel Blog and The Ruck) while trying to monitor the latest Chinese spy balloon shoot-down, is a lot. It turns out that I am, in fact, a mere mortal.
So, the pace of The Ruck is changing from weekly to occasional. I have already paused billing for paid subscribers.
I know this is a bummer. I’ll still use this space to write about national security and even share interesting documents (The CIA’s social media policy is sitting on my desk, for example). But it will be less frequent, at least for the time being.
Thanks for your patience, and thank you for your support.
Congrats on the new job! It's humbling when we realize we're mortals and can't do everything. I'll look forward to when you do write the CIA social media policy story!