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Matt Zeller

Matt Zeller is a major in the U.S. Army reserve and a former Central Intelligence Agency officer. He is the co-founder of No One Left Behind, a Truman National Security Fellow and an adjunct fellow at the American Security Project. He wrote "Watches Without Time" (Just World Books, 2012), which chronicles his service as an embedded combat adviser with the Afghan security forces in Ghazni, Afghanistan, in 2008. He was the Democratic nominee for Congress in 2010 in NY’s 29th Congressional District. He earned a BA in Government from Hamilton College and a MPA and a MA-IR from The Maxwell School at Syracuse University.

One Veteran’s Battle to Bring His Afghan Interpreter to the United States

It took five years, amid constant death threats from the Taliban, to get one Army unit’s Afghan interpreter and his family to the United States. There has to be a better way. By Matt Zeller