Following the evacuation, James Seddon felt compelled to support Afghan allies who had been left behind, including one who worked on my post and needed to navigate the extremely complicated American immigration system.
Afghans suffered greatly in the attack, even those who worked on their base. The blood he witnessed on the street that day was not from Americans but from Afghan allies. The strike made something very real to him. Afghans provided innumerable more services that allowed their bases to operate. Following the departure, he felt compelled to assist Afghan comrades who had been left behind, despite pledges made to Afghans that they would not be abandoned to the Taliban. Nonetheless, the system’s basic flaws imply a continual betrayal.