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Profile of Roger Thyen, Who Led Emergency Evacuation of 1,400 Embassy Workers in Afghanistan.

As the Taliban began a final push towards Kabul in August 2021, Thyen and his team had 48 hours to evacuate 1,400 embassy personnel, an effort that would normally take weeks.

Clearing the embassy room by room and helping employees travel to Hamid Karzai International Airport, Thyen’s team also destroyed thousands of classified and sensitive documents and equipment to prevent them from falling into the Taliban’s hands.

Read the full profile here.

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