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Fox Wilmington Article Featuring Jimmy Graham

Jimmy was featured in an article from Fox Wilmington on August 15th. Read the excerpt below and click the link to read the article.

Former Navy Seal turned retired-Protective Officer for the CIA’s elite Global Response Staff, Jimmy Graham, told Fox News that maintaining the airport was crucial to the evacuation’s success.

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“They have to maintain the airport,” Graham said. “It’s going to take a lot of fire-power, just because you have to think about the what-ifs,” Graham, who served in Benghazi shortly before and after the 2012 attack, said.

“If you get a bunch of Taliban fighters in there, you need to be able to fight a battle to keep those lines open. You can’t lose the line to the airport,” he added.

“That route must be maintained and defended if possible. It’s not a huge ride but it’s not a short ride” Graham said, reflecting on his time spent in Kabul with the CIA.

“It takes a lot of people to secure a route that’s going from an embassy to an airport because you don’t know where those chokepoints will be and if you lose any one of them, that means you just lost your access,” he explained. “That means air support, that means everybody ready to fight a battle to keep that line open until that last person is out of there.”

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