“As an Afghanistan veteran, the rapid Taliban takeover was a terrible event for me to watch, stirring up old trauma that I had brought home. Like many veterans, I soon became involved in the effort to save Afghan allies who were abandoned in the chaotic evacuation.”
“Our government seemingly works to cut away any remaining lifelines while we veterans desperately try to hold enough threads together for hope.”
Grateful that Times of San Diego gave me an opportunity to share what many veterans like me are going through, and how our own government’s actions are a betrayal.
Find the story here: https://timesofsandiego.com/opinion/2022/06/22/afghans-who-helped-us-need-the-same-protection-as-ukraine-refugees/