Opinion: The U.S. must not leave Kabul without these students

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Washington Post columnist Charles Lanes Op-ed on the AUAF students

A high blast wall surrounds the American University in Kabul in 2020. (Lorenzo Tugnoli/FTWP)

“AUAF’s story reminds us that, however misconceived or mismanaged U.S. efforts in Afghanistan might have been, there were bright spots, and that, in any case, real people — flesh-and-blood human beings — staked their lives on this country’s promises. We dare not betray them now.”