We watched it on television. He lived it daily for years as an Afghanistan military interpreter and as a desperate husband and father trying to board a flight out of the country with is family as Kabul fell into a sea of panic and chaos. We are still shaken by what we saw. He found the resolve to resettle his immediate family in the United States, continue to pursue an exit for others left behind and write a book detailing his highly informed and complex opinions of what happened. Jamil Hassan is the extraordinary person who wrote the book, “Promises Betrayed: An Afghan Interpreter at the Fall of Kabul”. He freely expresses his concerns about American policy, our visa system and the future of his country.
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