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Joshua Foust · September, 2009

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Latest posts by Joshua Foust from September, 2009

Afghanistan: Terror suspect arrested

Afghan PenLog rounds up most of the reporting on the arrest of Najibullah Zazi, indicted in New York on terrorism charges. Zazi supposedly trained in explosives in Afghanistan and Pakistan.

Afghanistan: Riots in Ghazni

Free Range International reports that there is a fresh round of rioting in Ghazni, Afghanistan. There are rumors the rioters were protesting the abduction and murder of Shams al-Din, a...

Afghanistan: Conversation with soldier

Captain's Cat, an aid worker in Gardez City, posts a conversation with a young American soldier, where he expresses exasperation at the way Afghan culture works, and admits he only...

Afghanistan: Animal House in Kabul

Tim Lynch, an American security contractor in Afghanistan, used to work with the now-fired security guards at the U.S. Embassy in Kabul. He says: “The problem with the current guard...

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Joshua Foust studies international relations. In real life he’s spent the vast majority of his adult life doing defense and intelligence consulting for the U.S. government. His writing discusses energy, military, and foreign policy, and the cultural components of contemporary warfare. Joshua is also a regular contributor to The Columbia Journalism Review, where he analyzes American media coverage of conflict zones.

He's lived in Kazakhstan and Afghanistan, and wants to go back to both.

Joshua currently lives in a nameless Midwestern metropolis in America. In 2006 he was named, among others, Time Magazine’s Person of the Year.

Joshua also blogs at Registan.net, which is devoted to Central Asia and the Caucasus.


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