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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.
Secretary of State Hillary Clinton will testify before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee (SFRC) on Jan. 23 regarding the Sept. 11 attack on the U.S. mission in Benghazi, and Sen. John Kerry (D-MA) will have his nomination hearing to replace her Jan. 24.
Sen. Robert Menendez (D-NJ), Kerry presumptive successor on the SFRC, will preside over both hearings, Senate aides told The Cable. Clinton will testify at 9 a.m. in the spacious Hart Senate Office Building Hearing room, rather than the more constrained space in the Dirksen Senate Office Building that the SFRC regularly uses, to allow more media and onlookers to attend.
"Foreign Relations Committee sent notices to senators tonight that Kerry’s nomination hearing will be Thurs, Jan. 24th at 10:00 a.m. Senator Menendez will preside; however, Kerry will remain committee chairman until confirmed," a Senate aide told The Cable late Wednesday evening. "Also, the committee announced that the Benghazi hearing with Secretary Clinton will be Wed, Jan. 23 at 9:00 am. Menendez will preside over this hearing as well."
The House Foreign Affairs Committee, led by Rep. Ed Royce (R-CA) has already announced that Clinton will testify there the afternoon of Jan. 23.
The title of Clinton’s SFRC hearing will be, "Benghazi: The Attacks and the Lessons Learned."
Former Nebraska Sen. Chuck Hagel‘s nomination hearing before the Senate Armed Services Committee to be the next secretary of defense will be Jan. 31.