Diplomatic Security Agents Lauded for Kabul Heroism
Agents helped rescue 1,400 civilians and scuttled secret docs as Taliban closed in
NOT ALL AWARDS are equal, it hardly needs saying, much less deserved. But one that is richly deserved has just emerged from the mostly sad last chapter of U.S. involvement in Afghanistan. It’s a largely untold story that needs telling and retelling
The essential details emerged Monday, when the State Department announced that the Federal Law Enforcement Officers Association had bestowed its National Award for Heroism on a group of 20 special agents with the Diplomatic Security Service (DSS) for their role in the sudden evacuation of the U.S. Embassy in Kabul a year ago, and for participating in humanitarian operations at Hamid Karzai International Airport.
The recognition—the professional association’s highest honors—is well deserved, judging by firsthand accounts of the chaotic Noncombatant Evacuatio…
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