Twelve years ago, David Rudy, then a reporter for The New York TimesHe was kidnapped by the Taliban outside Kabul. Seven months later, he escaped from custody with Afghan journalist Tahiruddin. Laden then immigrated to the United States, and became a US citizen, but his family—including his wife and several of his children—still live in Kabul. With the announcement of the withdrawal of US forces from Afghanistan The growing influence of the Taliban in the countryRohde worked with Luddin to bring his family to the United States. But despite their efforts and the assurances of the US State Department, Laden’s wife and children remain in AfghanistanAnd now she fears Taliban retaliation for their attempts to leave. David Rudy joins Carla Blumenkranz, replacing Dorothy Weekenden, for discussion The plight of Afghans trying to flee the country, And What the Biden administration can do now to save the lives of its allies in Afghanistan.