Story of Female Reporter’s Daring Escape From Afghanistan

How many Americans and Afghan allies were abandoned behind enemy lines? How many remain? What does life look like for regular Afghans after an entire generation of relative freedom? Many are terrified, particularly women and girls. The Taliban has called the fear unfounded hysteria, and promises not to be the brutal regime it was 20 years ago. It also says it wants good international and diplomatic economic relations, including with the United States. But reports from the region since the withdrawal have shown otherwise.

Our guest is someone who has a very good read on the region. Hollie McKay joins us from Uzbekistan. A veteran war correspondent who made it out of Afghanistan, McKay has worked on the front line in war zones and humanitarian crises not only in Afghanistan, but all over that region.  Including: Iraq, Pakistan, Syria, Iran, Turkey, Yemen, Saudi Arabia, Burma, Russia, East Africa. 

McKay was in the north, in Mazar, about a 260 mile drive from Kabul. She tells us what happened over those last few days and how she got out.

Watch the full episode on EpochTV.

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