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The Pineapple Express: Building an Underground Railroad for Our Afghan Allies | Scott Mann [Video]

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The Pineapple Express: Building an Underground Railroad for Our Afghan Allies | Scott Mann

As Afghanistan fell to the Taliban, it became clear that there was no plan to evacuate our Afghan allies – including Afghan National Army soldiers who trained and fought alongside the U.S. military. Over two decades, these allies had developed strong bonds with countless American veterans, and now they were being hunted by Taliban death squads. Scott Mann was one veteran who began receiving desperate calls for help from his old Afghan friends, and he decided to take action. Working with other veterans and citizens, they called themselves Task Force Pineapple and quickly developed a network of safe passageways for allies and their families. In just three days, they helped over 500 allies escape from Afghanistan. Scott gives us a thrilling inside account of how the operation happened. We also talk about unconventional warfare, experiences with “Village Stability Operations” in Afghanistan, and what the 20-year war ultimately means for America.

Lieutenant Colonel (retired) Scott Mann is a former US Army Green Beret with tours all over the world including Colombia, Iraq, and multiple tours in Afghanistan. He is the author of “Operation Pineapple Express: The Incredible Story of a Group of Americans Who Undertook One Last Mission and Honored a Promise in Afghanistan.” Follow him on Twitter at @RooftopLeader.

Hold These Truths | Episode 251

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Colloquy - Dec 2, 2022 [Video]

Stay connected with Whip Scalise.Subscribe on YouTube https://bit.ly/2QP0zxe Like my page on Facebook https://bit.ly/2rYAfrRFollow me on Twitter https://bit.ly/2FopFxv Follow me on Instagram https://bit.ly/2ZVvYC4 ABOUT WHIP STEVE SCALISESteve Scalise proudly represents the First Congressional District of Louisiana, stretching from the beautiful Northshore of Lake Pontchartrain and the culturally distinct New Orleans suburbs to the vibrant bayous and wetlands abundant in natural resources. He was elected to Congress in 2008 after serving in the Louisiana State Legislature from 1996-2008. He serves his colleagues as the House Republican Whip, the second highest position in House Republican leadership.Critically wounded at a Congressional baseball practice on June 14, 2017, Scalise was saved by a heroic response from U.S. Capitol Police Special Agents and Alexandria Police Officers. Scalise fought for his life and returned to Congress, inspiring the nation with his resilience and optimism. Throughout his recovery, he was moved by the outpouring of prayers and support he and his family received from the American people.A native of Jefferson Parish, Scalise graduated from Archbishop Rummel High School and Louisiana State University, where he earned a degree in Computer Science and a minor in Political Science. Scalise and his wife, Jennifer, have two children, Madison and Harrison.

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Sen. Daines recognizes Montana Small Businesses on Small Business Saturday 2022 [Video]

Senator Steve Daines loves visiting and highlighting the small business that make up Montana. Please join Sen. Daines in supporting Montana small businesses this small business Saturday. A fifth-generation Montanan, Steve Daines brings 28 years of private-sector business experience to Washington, D.C. as he serves the people of Montana in the U.S. Senate. In the U.S. Senate, Daines is working on important issues for Montana like creating good-paying Montana jobs, protecting and increasing access to Montana’s public lands, lowering prescription drug costs for Montanans, and working on behalf of Montana’s veterans. He serves on the U.S. Senate Committees on Finance, Appropriations, Energy and Natural Resources, and Indian Affairs. Steve is a lifelong sportsman and grew up in Bozeman, Montana. He graduated Montana State University with a B.S. in Chemical Engineering. Steve has been married to his wife, Cindy, for 33 years. They are the parents of four children and proud new grandparents to one. Steve and his family are actively involved in their church and community volunteer organizations and enjoy backpacking, hunting, skiing and fishing.