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Joshua Foust on the U.S. withdrawal from Afghanistan

Earlier this week, President Barack Obama paid a surprise visit to Afghanistan to give a speech about his plan to wind down the war. The speech fell on the one-year anniversary of the killing of Osama bin Laden, which Obama referenced in the speech. On his trip, Obama met with Afghan President Hamid Karzai to sign an agreement that outlines the U.S. role in Afghanistan once American combat troops pull out in 2014.

Prior to the president’s visit, Afghanistan has, for the most part, been off the radar of most Americans and absent from the presidential campaign. Need to Know host Maria Hinojosa talks to Joshua Foust to discuss the war in Afghanistan, Obama’s speech and our exit strategy.

Foust is a fellow at the American Security Project, a correspondent for The Atlantic and regular contributor to the Need to Know website.



  • Lougene

    I regret Obama signed a  agreement to stay in Afghanistan for another ten years after American combat troops pull out in 2014, America have already wasted too many lives an too much money in that god foresaken land, most of our hard earned tax dollars is going to the Taliban an the Terrorist anyway, what don’t these corrupted politision understand? !!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Brian

    I am so glad to see the media is finally talking about our foreign policy. Here’s one citizen’s opinion: I don’t think the military should be policing the world. These people never elected us as their leaders. We already killed Bin Laden, so quit using 9/11 as an excuse. Most the people I talk to think that our occupation is exclusively for natural resources and so do I. I think this is one of the most important topic right now for people when it comes to politics. I know it is for me. I don’t know why the media has been leaving this out. I also do not like the use of drones. I’m ashamed that my government is the one who started the drone program. I think that we will deeply regret introducing drones to the world in the future. I would like to see a popular opinion poll of the citizens of the countries we have been attacking. If they don’t want our help we should come home. In my opinion.

  • Lewis Cypher

    Joshua Foust… A. You have no idea what you are talking about.
                           B. You are lying and you know it.
                           C.  You are smiling when you talk because you impress yourself about how well you   “sold” your blablahblah, and you know how well you are paid to BS.
    Congrats sir!  You are “That Guy” nobody likes.  Please Please tell me and the world what we “need to know”.  The words you used in your speech, Wow, its almost like you are trying to convince viewers of what exactly? Purveyors of Propaganda like you Mr. Faust, is that your real name or your stage name btw…  always seek the same things… power and more power.  Yawnnnnn.  Can nneedd to know start covering some topics people actually WANT TO KNOW?  Maybe you should give Bill Moyers a call…. Ya’all need to call someone for realls.  Thats all I got to say about that.  :-P