Longtime U.S. military interpreter "Malik," left, on a patrol with American forces in Farah province, Afghanistan, in 2008. Despite working for more than a decade with U.S. troops and facing death threats from the Taliban, Malik has been waiting five years for a visa created specifically for former Afghan and Iraqi interpreters facing danger. <br>Courtesy photo


Former US interpreters worry Taliban will arrive before visa does

It was a time of peril, but purpose: Naqueebullah Malikzada was helping build a better Afghanistan, one where he had a promising future. These days, after working as a translator for the U.S. military for more than 10 years, the danger remains but his hope has faded.