Uptick in Afghan targeted killings of US allies has veterans groups concerned

“Once everybody left on Aug 31st, we’ve been just trying to keep them alive,” Coburn said, referring to Afghan elite commandos who could not get through the Kabul airport gates. “The huge barrier we faced is because they were all fighting until the end, none of them had planned to leave and hadn’t applied for special immigrant visas. They have no status and a lot of them don’t have passports.”