Politico Morning Defense 12/12/12

SPOTTED at the Center for a New American Security Holiday Party: Nora Bensahel; Joel Smith; OST’s Jessica Merrell; CNAS President Richard Fontaine; Arab American Institute’s Vieshnavi Rattehalli; J.A. Green and Company’s Ryan Caldwell; Jacob Stokes; National Journal’s Sara Sorcher; Foreign Policy’s Kevin Baron; and James Swartout, Senior Advisor OSD, who rolled in during the latter half of the event, having stopped to purchase a remote-control car for the U.S. Marine Corps Reserve Toys for Tots Program, which CNAS was collecting for. (salute: Tim Mak)