Afghan allies, missing military guns and a ‘complicated onion’

Tango Alpha Lima podcast co-host Mark Seavey, outed as a “complicated onion” on this episode, leads off with the story of the 18,000 Afghan allies seeking refuge from the Taliban.

This week’s episode of The American Legion Tango Alpha Lima podcast was recorded before the White House decision to work with a third nation to bring the interpreters and others to safety while their U.S. visas are being processed. (The American Legion applauded the Biden administration decision.)

While that option was one being discussed, co-host Jeff Daly points out the realities: it would take four flights per day to get all of the allies out by Sept. 11, the planned exit date of U.S. troops.

Also in this week’s episode of The American Legion Tango Alpha Lima podcast:

• Co-host Ashley Gorbulja-Maldonado refers to the first publicly reported story about how at least 1,900 missing military guns are being used in violent civilian crimes. “I think this is so wild because I can’t tell you how many times we were in lockdown because a firing pin was unaccounted for,” she laments. “Or the ammo didn’t add up right, or a pistol couldn’t be found.”

• Tune in for quick-hit topics, including the hosts’ takes on submersible flying crafts.

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