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Joshua Foust

Joshua Foust is a freelance journalist who covers national security issues and edits the State of Play collection at Medium. He is a former senior intelligence analyst for the Pentagon.
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What to make of U.S. drone strikes in Pakistan

A new report excoriates the United States' unmanned aerial strikes against terrorists in South Asia. But are there better alternatives?

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What we misunderstand about drones

A practice of shoot first and ask questions later, and an over-emphasis on short-term gains, make us more reliant on these tools than we maybe should be.

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American drones will not save Yemen

An attempted terrorist attack this week has been bookended by U.S. drone strikes in Yemen. Do we know they're effective?