News about Afghanistan, the Taliban regime, humanitarian crisis, and the evacuation and resettlement of American citizens, Lawful Permanent Residents, and at-risk Afghans.
Editor and Publisher – John Friberg
John served in U.S. Army Special Forces for 40 years retiring as a CWO5 (180A). He served in Afghanistan with the Army in 2002, 2003, 2010, and 2011. After retirement he served as a Counterinsurgency Advisor in Afghanistan from 2012 to 2014. From 2015 to 2017 he was a Security Force Assistance SME and instructor at the NATO JFTC in Poland preparing NATO officers and NCOs for advisor duty Afghanistan. He made frequent trips to Afghanistan during this timeframe. John has been an active participant in the Afghan Evac effort since mid-August 2021.
Content Editor – Lark Escobar
Lark is a graduate student in the Fletcher School of International Law and Diplomacy at Tufts University (a joint program with Harvard University). She deployed to Afghanistan in 2010 and 2011 where she worked on training programs for the Afghan National Army (including the Afghan Air Force) and Afghan National Police. She has been involved in the Afghan Evac effort since mid-August 2021. Lark provides curated content for the Afghan Report on a regular basis. https://www.linkedin.com/in/larksescobar/