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.