Save Team 11
Save Team 11
A unit of Afghan counter-IED specialists, the National Mine Reduction Group, to include Team 11, quite literally cleared the way for the Army Green Berets they partnered with. Their technical expertise and familiarity with Taliban tactics was indispensable as they detected and disabled IEDs (usually by hand) in advance of US forces. Many American Special Operators and Green Berets, myself included, are alive today because of Team 11 and the NMRG.
The vast majority of the NMRG was not fortunate enough to be on the flights out of Kabul: Including their families, there are more than 2,000 of these allies of the US still in Afghanistan - and are persistently hunted by the Taliban for their service in advancing US objectives. As if their affiliation with the US military was not dangerous enough, all of Team 11 and over a third of the NMRG are Hazara - an ethnic minority that has suffered extensive persecution at the hands of the Taliban. It's difficult to imagine a higher-risk group in Afghanistan.
It is a moral obligation to provide for the health and welfare of our Afghan allies and assist wherever necessary to see them through the Special Immigrant Visa (SIV) application process. They volunteered to do the most dangerous job in Afghanistan to further the interests of a nation they've never known. And did so purely on faith: Faith that we would be there for them when times got hard.
We must ensure that their faith in us, as Americans, was not misplaced and fulfill our moral obligation by providing Team 11 refuge in the United States.
Together, those of us comprising the Moral Compass Federation have committed ourselves to ensuring that the NMRG and those like them - the ARU, Special Mission Wing, and Afghan Special Operations Forces are not forgotten.
Sign to insist that Secretary of State Blinken and members of congress fulfill America promise and provide safe haven to our Afghan Allies
With or without the US Government's support, we are doing everything we can to provide aid; check out our efforts at SaveTeam11.org or donate to Our Fundraiser or GoFundMe. We are providing point-to-point aid to help 30,000 Afghans (including 2,000 NMRG family members) survive famine, evade persecution and immigrate to the United States. To date, over 95% of funds donated to SaveTeam11 have made their way into the hands of an Afghan Refugee.