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. ...

For PBS: Petraeus the Paper Tiger

Lost in the Petraeus affair is a very simple question: do we want a man who judged his subordinates’ intellectual capacity by how well they can hold a six-minute mile on his morning run to lead our premier intelligence agency? It was Petraeus’ lack of intellectual integrity and incredible narcissism that should prompt us to ...