Scott is joined by U.S Army Captain John Vaughn who spent two weeks in Kabul assisting with the evacuation. Vaughn gives some details on his experience and addresses the concerns about military equipment falling into the hands of the Taliban. He also speaks to the scale of the operation and commends his fellow soldiers for moving a massive amount of people and equipment so quickly. Finally, Vaughn talks about how his experience during the suicide attack at the airport gates and gives his thoughts on America’s future with Afghanistan.
Discussed on the show:
- “Evacuation Eyewitness: What I Saw in Kabul” (Libertarian Institute)
- BBC reporting about eyewitness claims that soldiers fired into the crowd after the suicide attack.
John Vaughn is an active duty officer in the United States Army. He graduated from West Point in 2013 and commissioned as an Infantry officer before becoming an Information Technology Systems Engineer for the U.S. Army. He has served as a Platoon Leader at Fort Bliss, TX, as a Company Commander at Fort Benning, GA, and as an instructor at the Army’s Officer Candidate School. He has deployed to Kuwait and Afghanistan, and has been published in the Army’s Signal Magazine.
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