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Bathsheba Crocker is the new chief of staff for Deputy Secretary of State James Steinberg. Crocker, a former CSIS fellow and expert on post conflict reconstruction, previously worked for Steinberg as his executive assistant when Steinberg was the deputy national security advisor during the Clinton administration. She also previously served as the deputy chief of staff to the U.N.’s new special envoy for tsunami recovery, Bill Clinton.
Marcel Lettre has left his position as national security advisor to Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid to move over to the OSD policy shop, where he is the new principal director for weapons of mass destruction. Lettre is reporting to Michael Nacht, the assistant secretary of defense for global strategic affairs.
Robin Roizman, a former professional staff member on the House Foreign Affairs Committee who focused on foreign aid reform, has moved over to the State Department’s congressional relations shop, where she is handling global issues (foreign assistance, human rights, refugees, climate change). Mark de la Iglesia, a long-time staffer to Rep. Adam Smith, is the new director for House legislative affairs, reporting to David Adams, the DAS for House legislative affairs. (Update: Roizman’s portfolio has been corrected.)
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A graduate of George Washington University's Elliott School of International Affairs, Josh lived in Yokohama, Japan, and studied at Tokyo's Sophia University. He speaks conversational Japanese and has reported from the region. He has also worked at the House International Relations Committee, the Embassy of Japan, and the Brookings Institution.
Josh's reporting has been featured on CNN, MSNBC, C-Span, CBS, ABC, NPR, WTOP, and several other outlets. He was a 2008-2009 National Press Foundation's Paul Miller Washington Reporting Fellow, 2009 military reporting fellow with the Knight Center for Specialized Journalism and the 2011 recipient of the InterAction Award for Excellence in International Reporting. He hails from Philadelphia and lives in Washington, D.C.| The Cable |
Kevin Baron is a national security reporter for Foreign Policy, covering defense and military issues in Washington. He is also vice president of the Pentagon Press Association. Baron previously was a national security staff writer for National Journal, covering the "business of war." Prior to that, Baron worked in the resident daily Pentagon press corps as a reporter/photographer for Stars and Stripes. For three years with Stripes, Baron covered the building and traveled overseas extensively with the secretary of defense and chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, covering official visits to Afghanistan and Iraq, the Middle East and Europe, China, Japan and South Korea, in more than a dozen countries. From 2004 to 2009, Baron was the Boston Globe Washington bureau's investigative projects reporter, covering defense, international affairs, lobbying and other issues. Before that, he muckraked at the Center for Public Integrity. Baron has reported on assignment from Asia, Africa, Australia, Europe, the Middle East and the South Pacific. He was won two Polk Awards, among other honors. He has a B.A. in international studies from the University of Richmond and M.A. in media and public affairs from George Washington University. Originally from Orlando, Fla., Baron has lived in the Washington area since 1998 and currently resides in Northern Virginia with his wife, three sons, and the family dog, The Edge.| The E-Ring |