Truman in the News

Truman helps members pitch, write, and place opinion pieces on national security issues in news outlets around the country. In 2020 we placed over 400 articles in major media, including the Washington Post, USA Today, Politico, and Foreign Policy. Recent pieces are below.

The Third Week of August in Afghanistan

November 1, 2021

The first five days were the worst. We were overwhelmed, perhaps as much as the people we were trying to help. The first aircraft of Afghan evacuees arrived just after midnight on Monday, Aug. 16, 2021. The inbound flow of newborn-to-elderly passengers did not stop for another 15 days. That first arrival, a record-breaking 823 people on a C-17 Globemaster with call sign REACH871, were the harbingers of more than 57,000 people transiting Al Udeid Air Base in the next two weeks.