The Last-Ditch Effort to Get Afghans Out
The U.S. military has left, but volunteers are still pursuing a rescue mission.
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U.S. officials announced the end of the American military presence in Afghanistan this week, but thousands of people desperate to leave — American citizens and Afghans alike — remain in the country. A loose collection of volunteers is working to get them out.
Guest: Matt Pelak, soldier in the Army National Guard and veteran of the war in Iraq.
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Podcast production by Mary Wilson, Davis Land, Danielle Hewitt, Elena Schwartz, and Carmel Delshad.