Foreign Policy‘s memo making the announcement:
We’re very pleased to announce that Josh Rogin will join Foreign Policy as our new columnist for The Cable, ForeignPolicy.com’s signature blog covering the making of American foreign policy in the age of Obama. Josh brings a zeal for scoops and a proven record of getting them as a defense and national security reporter for Congressional Quarterly, not to mention infectious energy and enthusiasm for the job and an extensive background on these subjects. We expect Josh to continue expanding The Cable and offering readers new regular features that will take them even deeper inside the people and institutions – as well as the ideas – that are shaping the national security debate. In just a few months since its launch under Laura Rozen’s great leadership, The Cable has become a daily must-read for FP’s influential audience in Washington and internationally (and, we should note, it’s still a fast-growing audience with ForeignPolicy.com on its way toward finishing August with a record count of around 5 million pageviews), and Josh is filled with exciting ideas for how to serve those readers even more original news and ahead-of-the-curve insight. Over the last few years at CQ, he’s been out front on everything from missile defense to the Pentagon’s budget wars to discovering that the predictive market Intrade was being manipulated to boost John McCain’s presidential prospects. A former defense reporter for Federal Computer Week magazine, Josh also worked as a Pentagon staff reporter in the Washington bureau of Asahi Shimbun, Japan’s leading daily newspaper. An international affairs graduate of GW, Josh speaks Japanese, “some” Korean and hails from outside Philadelphia. He’ll be working out of our offices here and planning to start filing starting Monday, September 14, so please join us in welcoming him.
– Moises Blake & Susan
>>MORE: Just heard from Rogin via email, who says, “It’s just a great opportunity to write about a whole range of topics and a chance to be part of a really aggressive and innovative new media project at foreignpolicy.com. Laura Rozen did an amazing job building up The Cable’s audience and reputation, so my job will be to keep The Cable growing and evolving. Should be a lot of fun, too!”