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by Joshua Foust on 6/9/2011

“Because of that, we now have this ridiculous debate about troop numbers and troop withdrawals, which is totally divorced from any question of objectives,” said Foust. “It’s fair to make an economic argument that the war is too expensive so we need to reduce our commitment. But if you’re not saying what the war is for, then you’re just making changes at the margins — it’s not actually accomplishing anything.”

That and more, in an interview with Guy Taylor for Trend Lines on World Politics Review.


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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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