- By Josh Rogin
Josh Rogin covers national security and foreign policy and writes the daily Web column The Cable. His column appears bi-weekly in the print edition of The Washington Post. He can be reached for comments or tips at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Previously, Josh covered defense and foreign policy as a staff writer for Congressional Quarterly, writing extensively on Iraq, Afghanistan, Guantánamo Bay, U.S.-Asia relations, defense budgeting and appropriations, and the defense lobbying and contracting industries. Prior to that, he covered military modernization, cyber warfare, space, and missile defense for Federal Computer Week Magazine. He has also served as Pentagon Staff Reporter for the Asahi Shimbun, Japan's leading daily newspaper, in its Washington, D.C., bureau, where he reported on U.S.-Japan relations, Chinese military modernization, the North Korean nuclear crisis, and more.
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 White House announced that Brooke Anderson will become the new chief of staff of the National Security Staff, replacing Denis McDonough, who was promoted to Deputy National Security Advisor last month.
“Brooke Anderson is an extraordinarily talented, experienced, and well-respected member of our Administration,” National Security Advisor Tom Donilon said in a statement. “Her deep expertise on issues ranging from non-proliferation to the United Nations, along with her broad experience in and out of the U.S. government, make her the ideal person to serve as chief of staff here and counselor to the National Security Staff.”
Anderson currently serves as Alternate Representative for Special Political Affairs at the U.S. Mission to the United Nations, where she holds the rank of ambassador. She focuses on U.N. Security Council matters, including peacekeeping and nonproliferation, the White House said.
Anderson was senior director for communications at the National Security Council at the beginning of the Clinton administration. She worked on the presidential campaign of John Kerry in 2004. She has also served as Director of Public Affairs for the Energy Department, nonproliferation expert at the Nuclear Threat Initiative, and Deputy Chief of Staff to then-Rep. David Skaggs (D-CO).
In 2008, she served as chief national security spokesperson and policy advisor for the Obama-Biden transition team and a member of the White House National Security Council transition team.
She graduated from Sarah Lawrence College with a B.A. in 1986.