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‘The Taliban Are Knocking’: Afghan Allies of U.S. Fear Worst

  • Work with U.S. military puts Afghans at risk of retribution
  • Lawmakers urging U.S. to expedite visas, cut red tape
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WATCH: King’s College of London senior lecturer at the Department of War Studies and Carnegie India Director Rudra Chaudhuri talks about what Afghanistan could look like under Taliban rule.(Source: Bloomberg)
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President Joe Biden’s rapid pullout from Afghanistan has left thousands of Afghans who worked as translators and guides for the U.S. military in a desperate race to escape the country to avoid being targeted by the Taliban.

Amid the chaotic U.S. withdrawal, Afghan allies are having to navigate complicated logistics and an overburdened bureaucracy to get visa paperwork in front of U.S. officials. Those same documents are both a ticket out of their war-torn homeland but also potentially incriminating if the Taliban discovers them.