Opinion

Afghanistan's people can't be forgotten

By Virginia Haussegger
February 16 2022 - 6:30pm
Lieutenant Colonel Donna Fanning (Ministry of Defence Gender Advisor) and Captain Stacey Porter (Senior Gender Advisor) meet with Brigadier Ian Rigden (Chief Mentor Afghan National Army Officer Academy) during a visit to ANAOA. Picture: Supplied

Around the time Fred Smith took a selfie standing at the "arse end of a C-130" bound for Kabul, just two days after the city fell to the Taliban, I received a message from his wife. She was distressed over the apocalyptic images out of Afghanistan, as desperate souls clung to the wings of departing airplanes. We were all aghast at the speed of Taliban takeover.

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