17 min read.Updated: 04 Sep 2021, 09:30 AM ISTDrew Hinshaw, The Wall Street Journal
A daring evacuation plan for the teammates—once symbols of a new Afghanistan—faced danger at every step
The first voice message was from a 16-year-old forward, knee-deep in a trench filled with sewage and panicking in the crowds swarming Hamid Karzai International Airport. “We are desperate," she cried over the clamor of gunfire and coughing children. “I cannot stand on my feet. I cannot."