A U.S. Marine assigned to 24th Marine Expeditionary Unit search luggage during an evacuation at Hamid Karzai International Airport, Afghanistan, August 18, 2021.
(U.S. Marine Corps/Sgt. Isaiah Campbell/Handout via Reuters)
NR’s Luther Abel sat down with former Green Beret, CIA operator, and now CEO of Black Rifle Coffee Company, Evan Hafer, to discuss the plight of Afghan linguists in light of the Taliban’s lightning offensive.
Abel: Evan, who are you and what’s your relationship with Afghanistan?
Hafer: I’m the CEO and Founder of Black Rifle Coffee, based in Salt Lake, San Antonio and Nashville. I spent about 20 years of combined service between the U.S. Army — I was a Green Beret — and then in the CIA about nine years. My relationship to Afghanistan is I spent about three years on …
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