Episode 6: Allies Refuge

Season 1, Ep. 6

20 years of war and broken bureaucracy culminate during the US withdrawal at the Kabul airport. Thousands of Afghans rush to the tarmac where American forces sort through the crowds. Veterans, advocates and politicians try to get their allies out while the Taliban rapidly takes control of Afghanistan.  

You’ll hear first-hand accounts of people fleeing Afghanistan. And how thousands more were left behind to face an uncertain future. 

Guests: Hakimi, Chris Purdy @itsapurdy, Jawad Sukhenyar @JawadSukhanyar, Seth Moulton @sethmoulton, Peter Meijer @RepMeijer, Elliot Ackerman, @elliotackerman

For anyone needing help or advice relating to relocation and resettlement from Afghanistan, the independent Evacuate Our Allies Coalition staffs a operations center 7 days a week that can be reached at:


Phone: +1 (213) 358-7953 (live Monday - Friday, 7am - 7pm PT; Saturday & Sunday 9am - 5pm PT)

More information on the Coalition is available at

Lawfare and Goat Rodeo are not part of the Coalition and cannot provide legal advice or referrals.

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