Saving Aziz, by Chad Robichaux
- Author: Chad Robichaux
- Foreword by: David L. Thomas
- Foreword by: Glenn Beck
Chad Robichaux, former Force Recon Marine, and his comrade and Afghan interpreter, Aziz, took part in over a hundred dangerous missions to eliminate High Value Targets (HVTs) in the Taliban's terrorist regime. During those years, Chad was welcomed into Aziz's growing family, and the two men developed a brotherly bond as they stood against the Taliban's violent oppression.
In April of 2021, fourteen years after Robichaux's final deployment, the United States military would end its twenty-year occupation in Afghanistan. Immediately, Robichaux knew he had to save Aziz and his family. As the deadline for withdrawal drew near, he formed a coalition of nonprofits called Save Our Allies and created Task Force 6:8, which consisted of twelve former special operations veterans, to evacuate American citizens, green card holders, and special immigration visa (SIV) applicants out of the volatile country.
Saving Aziz reveals the behind-the-scenes view of the evacuation efforts that saved thousands from the Taliban during a historic humanitarian crisis. In this gripping and eye-opening account, Chad Robichaux describes his experiences with the deep, rich, and complex culture of Afghanistan and its people; his direct interactions with those in the Taliban; his perspective on the twenty-year war that took place under four presidents; and his inside view of what happened in Afghanistan during the United States' hasty withdrawal.