Floodlights bathe the nighttime, arid landscape down Highway 213 which leads to the Ft Bliss Doña Ana Complex located in Chaparral, New Mexico. It is a distinctly surreal Hollywood effect. Jutting into Chaparral --- Doña Ana County --- is the Ft Bliss Doña Ana Complex. Under the jurisdiction of the US Army it is here where beginning in late August, that the Departments of State and Defense launched Operation Allies Refuge placing roughly 9,700 Afghan refugees. All told, most estimates have the total number of Afghan refugees evacuated to the US to be . . .
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