Afghanistan Journal: Selections from Registan.net by Joshua Foust
Afghanistan Journal is Joshua Foust's riveting and thoughtful account of the U.S. military's engagement in Afghanistan in 2009 and 2010. It contains a number of his photos from his time in Afghanistan. The book is a collection of his writings-- mainly those he blogged at Registan.net-- that starts from the observations he blogged during the visit he made to Afghanistan, January-March 2009. Former U.S. Ambassador to Afghanistan Ronald E. Neumann has written, "Afghanistan Journal provides a civilian, ground level corrective to much that is written on Afghanistan. It should be read particularly by those with operational level responsibilities for the war since it points how in how many ways we could do better if we take the time to learn the multilevel reality of his observation that it is 'policies, not presence, which drive sentiment.'"