Truman National Security Project

Matt Zeller

The US promised a visa to my Afghan interpreter. Now it’s been revoked

Five years ago, my Afghan interpreter Janis Shinwari saved my life in a firefight against the Taliban. Ever since then, I’ve been trying to save his as the Taliban placed him on a kill list for his service to the US military. Afghan and Iraqi interpreters are promised that if they give the United States military one year […]

The Guardian: The US Promised a Visa to My Afghan Interpreter. Now It’s Been Revoked

Truman National Security Project Fellow Matt Zeller discusses the hardships of his interpreter from Afghanistan, who is trying to come to the US Five years ago, my Afghan interpreter Janis Shinwari saved my life in a firefight against the Taliban. Ever since then, I’ve been trying to save his as the Taliban placed him on […]

Huffington Post: Winning the War on Terror One Child at a Time

Matt Zeller, Truman Project Fellow, writes on literacy rates and education amongst children in Afghanistan. I owe my life to my interpreter in Afghanistan, Janis. On more occasions than I care to remember, his sage advise or expert marksmanship saved me and numerous other American soldiers. After one particularly intense firefight, I asked Janis why […]

E and E: Concern over nuclear competition drove Exelon’s opposition to PTC

Operation Free Veteran Matt Zeller featured in E&E story on Wind PTC. by Nick Juliano, E&E reporter Opposition by Exelon Corp. to a key wind industry tax break, which led to its dismissal from a wind trade association, is driven in part by concerns that subsidized wind power is making it more difficult for the […]