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Afghanistan Translators

Miracle on Capitol Hill

Rep. Earl Blumenauer | Posted 02.08.2015 | Politics
Rep. Earl Blumenauer

By fixing and extending the Afghan Special Immigrant Visa program, we can improve the national security of the U.S., keep our promises to our allies, show our soldiers and veterans that we protect those who protected them and maybe, just maybe, prove to the American people that Congress can still be a force for good and right.

No Way Out? Fear of Dying Among Afghanistan's Professional Class

Steve Clemons | Posted 11.03.2012 | Politics
Steve Clemons

Part of me thinks that America now owes the best and brightest in Afghanistan, promising youth who believe in education and modernity, an opportunity to get out of the country.

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.

Remembering Ingratitude on Thanksgiving

Leah Anthony Libresco | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Leah Anthony Libresco

In Iraq and Afghanistan, our troops have relied on local translators, cultural interpreters, and go-betweens. We have not shown these people even half the gratitude that we offered to a dog in the past week.

Language and Being American in the World

Gail Vida Hamburg | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Gail Vida Hamburg

It is not unusual for US interpreters in Afghanistan to be ignorant of the languages they claimed to be fluent in. Faking understanding of a foreign language is a common vanity.

Afghan Translators Risk Lives To Deliver Voice Of America

GlobalPost | Jean MacKenzie and Rateb Muzhda | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

FORWARD OPERATING BASE WILSON, Afghanistan -- Hamayon, a 24-year-old Afghan interpreter for the U.S. Army in Afghanistan's dangerous south, worries le...

Why Gays Must Be Allowed to Serve Openly in the Military

Sean Coffey | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Sean Coffey

As a retired Navy Captain who has long believed that DADT is unworthy of our nation, I wholeheartedly support allowing gays and lesbians to serve openly in the Armed Forces.

US Companies Send Translators To Afghanistan Who Are Old, Out Of Shape, Unprepared For Combat

AP | JASON STRAZIUSO | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

NAWA, Afghanistan — Josh Habib lay in a dirt field, gasping for air. Two days of hiking with Marines through southern Afghanistan's 115-degree h...

Afghan Americans Leave Family, Freedoms To Be Military Translators

Christian Science Monitor | Danna Harman | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

For the past three years, Torpekay (Peggy) Farhamg, a longtime security guard and dealer at the strip's Imperial Palace, has been living behind concer...