Interviewed in the L.A. Times

I spoke with The Los Angeles Times’ Shashank Bengali this week about why drone strikes in Afghanistan rose sharply in 2012.

“With fewer troops, and even with fewer manned aircraft flying overhead, it’s harder to get traditional support in combat missions,” said Joshua Foust, a Washington-based analyst who has advised the U.S. military in Afghanistan. “Drones provide a good way to do that without importing a bunch of pilots and the support infrastructure they’d need to remain based there.”

Read more over at the LA Times.