NEWSWEEK | Biden Rescue of Afghan Interpreter in 'Media Stunt' Left Hundreds Stranded

A crisp line of five black SUVs pulled up in front of the refugee safehouse in Pakistan's capital of Islamabad around 5:30 p.m. on Oct. 10, 2021.

The 260 Afghan residents of the safehouse looked on as more than 20 armed men from the State Department's Diplomatic Security Services streamed from the vehicles, entered the building and lined up, weapons in hand, creating a human corridor.

The Afghans had all been expecting to be evacuated.

But the security forces had only come for the "high-priority package:" President Joe Biden's one-time Afghan interpreter and his family.

Read more, including input from our founder, Ben Owen, at Newsweek