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Afghanistan Interpreters

How to Screw an Afghan

Tamar Halpern | Posted 02.09.2016 | Politics
Tamar Halpern

What's the best way to thank Afghans who have risked their lives helping U.S. troops? Offer them a chance to live in America, and then make the process impossible and the costs astronomical.

Afghan Translator Details Struggle To Get A Visa After Aiding U.S. Soldiers

HuffPost Live | Ryan Buxton | Posted 01.21.2015 | World

Working as a translator for U.S. forces in Afghanistan carried a heavy price for Mohammad Usafi. He's faced threats on his life and suffered through t...

The Case for Janis: What Will Happen to All the Afghans We Leave Behind?

Matt Zeller | Posted 12.15.2012 | World
Matt Zeller

I never thought I'd owe my life to an Afghan man, but here I am. Janis served as my personal interpreter throughout my 2008 deployment as an embedded combat adviser to the Afghan National Security Forces in Ghazni. If it weren't for him, I wouldn't be here -- it's that simple.

An Indispensible Ally

Benjamin Lee | Posted 06.04.2012 | Impact
Benjamin Lee

Behind most everything we did in Kandahar, Aminullah was right there, helping us communicate with local leaders. We built roads, schools, clinics, government offices. We brought tribal leaders and government officials together.

Whistleblower: More Than 1 In 4 U.S. Interpreters In Afghanistan Can't Speak Afghan Languages

ABC News | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

More than one quarter of the translators working alongside American soldiers in Afghanistan failed language proficiency exams but were sent onto the b...