‘They Are Terrified’ Maryland Family Desperate To Help Relatives Escape AfghanistanFor the Salehi family’s loved ones In Afghanistan, the immediate lifeline for escape is gone as the United States has now withdrawn from the country.
‘He Is My Brother’ Maryland Veteran Turns To France To Help His Former Translator Escape Taliban Rule In AfghanistanMarine Corps veteran Mike Wilson worked for weeks to get his translator out of Afghanistan. They served side by side in combat in the Helmand Province for two years.
Lutheran Immigration And Refugee Service Collecting Donations For Afghan Allies, RefugeesThe Lutheran Immigration and Refugee Service will launch a donation drive to support Afghan allies and refugees the Baltimore nonprofit is helping to resettle. As the U.S. government evacuates thousands from Kabul, LIRS expects an increased need for community support.
Refugee Services Looking For Volunteers & Donations As More Afghans Arrive In The AreaAs Taliban forces take greater control of Afghanistan, thousands have attempted to flee the country.
'The Situation For Our Family Is Getting Worse' Local Man Trying To Help Brother Escape Crisis In AfghanistanThe chaos continues to unfold in Afghanistan and one local man is desperate to bring his brother to safety.
'I Think Afghans Deserve To Live In Peace' Area Doctor Born In Afghanistan Weighs In On CrisisThe images in Afghanistan shocked people around the world. When it became clear that the Taliban would take over large portions of the country, citizens rushed to the airport to try to leave.
"A Dire Humanitarian Crisis": Cardin And Van Hollen Lament Afghanistan SituationSen. Ben Cardin released a statement on Monday calling the Taliban takeover in Afghanistan "a dire humanitarian crisis" and urging President Biden to increase the quota for refugees who could relocate to America.
Congressman Ruppersberger Releases Statement Supporting Withdrawal From AfghanistanAs Taliban forces continue their sweep through Afghanistan, Congressman Dutch Ruppersberger on Monday released a statement supporting the Biden administration's withdrawal from the country and calling the safety of American personnel on the ground the "number one priority."
Bergdahl Testifies About His Experience In Taliban CaptivityGut-wrenching testimony at the sentencing hearing for Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl will likely continue Tuesday as the deserter's defense team questions officials who treated and debriefed the soldier following his brutal five years of captivity by Taliban allies.
Family Held Captive By Taliban-Linked Group ReleasedAn American woman, her Canadian husband and their three young children have been released after years held captive by a network with ties to the Taliban, U.S. and Pakistani officials said Thursday.
Carnage As Taliban Bomber Hits Afghan Police ConvoyMore than 30 people were killed Thursday when at least one suicide bomber attacked a convoy of buses transporting police recruits in Afghanistan to the capital city, an Afghan official tells CBS News.
Former Md. Platoon Mate Glad Bergdahl Charged With Military CrimesFor the first time, we're hearing details about Sergeant Bowe Bergdahl's time as a Taliban prisoner--just one day after the Pentagon announces they plan to pursue charges against him for deserting his post.
Bergdahl's Release Has Politicians Divided On Capitol HillThe wait is over. After five years, Bowe Bergdahl--an American soldier held in captivity by the Taliban--is returning home to the United States. But his welcome home comes with mixed feelings.
Ruppersberger Calls Taliban Prisoner Exchange 'A Dangerous Precedent'An American soldier is released in a prisoner exchange with the Taliban. The U.S. government is under fire for how they got his freedom.
Opinion: Obama’s Afghan Surge FailedWith the situation getting worse on the ground Obama has ended the surge just in time for the election in November. Taliban and related attacks against NATO powers were approximately 2,700 in August of 2009 when Obama made his contrary-to-campaign promised-move to step up the nation’s military assistance in Afghanistan. Three years later, in August of 2012, there were more attacks – nearly 3,000.