Undersecretary of State for Arms Control and International Security “Space Based” Bob Joseph is set to leave the State Department:
Good jobs opening up at the State Department. Buzz is Robert Joseph, undersecretary for arms control and international security, is going to be moving on, possibly at the end of this month.
The date is uncertain, we’re told, because it has changed a few times. Apparently Secretary Condoleezza Rice wanted Joseph, who we’re told has been frozen out of some important issues, to stay on for a bit given all the openings.
I don’t know him, but I hear he’s actually a nice guy.
Anyway, I’ll never forget when he told the Carnegie Nonproliferation Conference that the US decision to sink the BWC draft protocol was “an act of leadership more than unilateralism” because, among other reasons, verifying a ban on biological weapons might lead to “a false confidence” that certain states weren’t pursuing an offensive BW capability.
Cuts both ways, Bobby.