Mea Culpa

by Joshua Foust on 7/31/2009

I was being unfair to single out Andrew Exum for ridicule in this post about the ANP. He is not the issue, nor is he the reason things are mucked up. He is trying to find a solution, and my crankiness is no excuse for using him as a straw man. Andrew, I am sorry.

My curiosity about how Exum’s views have evolved after his trip remain, however. As I said then, going there and seeing things up close gives one a new perspective on events, and maybe once he’s back from vacation Ex will be willing to talk with us about the sorts of insight he has into the challenge we face there.


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Joshua Foust is a Fellow at the American Security Project and the author of Afghanistan Journal: Selections from Registan.net. His research focuses primarily on Central and South Asia. Joshua is a correspondent for The Atlantic and a columnist for PBS Need to Know. Joshua appears regularly on the BBC World News, Aljazeera, and international public radio. Joshua's writing has appeared in the Columbia Journalism Review, Foreign Policy’s AfPak Channel, the New York Times, Reuters, and the Christian Science Monitor. Follow him on twitter: @joshuafoust

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