Josh Paul


Josh Paul resigned from the State Department in October 2023 due to his disagreement with the Biden administration's decision to rush lethal military assistance to Israel in the context of its war on Gaza.

He had previously spent over 11 years working as a Director in the Bureau of Political-Military Affairs at the State Department, which is responsible for U.S. defense diplomacy, security assistance, and arms transfers. He previously worked on security sector reform in both Iraq and the West Bank, with additional roles in the Office of the Secretary of Defense, U.S. Army Staff, and as a Congressional staffer for Representative Steve Israel (D-NY).

Paul grew up between London and New York, and holds master's degrees from Georgetown University and the University of St Andrews in Scotland.

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- JAMAL KHASHOGGI, Al-Arabiya, June 12, 2016


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