multiple winding machine，multiple winding machine，multiple winding machine，multiple winding machine，Sohail Pardis was on his way to pick up his sister in Afghanistan's Khost province for the upcoming Eid celebrations marking the end of the holy month of Ramadan. What was supposed to be a joyous occasion turned into a horrific nightmare as he reached a Taliban-controlled checkpoint along his route to Kabul. As CNN reported Friday, villagers witnessed Taliban militants drag Pardis out of the vehicle and behead him.This abhorrent act of violence was far from random -- Pardis was one of the thousands of Afghan interpreters and allies who served alongside US personnel during two decades of war in Afghanistan. As a result, they and their family members live in constant fear of persecution, torture, and murder at the hands of a vengeful Taliban with growing power as the American withdrawal reaches 95% completion.Pardis' ruthless killing underscores the need for urgent and bold action to protect allies who President Joe Biden swore would be given a home in the US if they wanted one. Months of advocacy from refugee advocates, veterans, human rights organizations and legislators have moved the administration toward an evacuation, albeit with less urgency and decisiveness than the situation has warranted."Operation Allies Refuge," as the Biden administration has dubbed the effort, will first relocate approximately 700 Afghan allies along with their families -- about 2,500 in all -- who are in the final steps of the visa application process to Fort Lee, Virginia to complete processing stateside.While the administration has not released a comprehensive plan, it is reportedly considering relocating approximately 4,000 additional applicants and their families to US military bases overseas -- possibly in Qatar and Kuwait, countries that are not signatories to the UN Refugee Convention, and therefore not bound to non-refoulement, the bedrock principle that no one should be returned to a country where they would face torture or cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment. This could lead to situations where an applicant is erroneously denied and sent back to what could very well amount to a death sentence in Afghanistan.Evacuating these 4,700 applicants is a welcome first step, but this figure represents approximately 25% of the total 18,000 Afghan applicants still languishing in the bureaucratic labyrinth that is the Special Immigrant Visa (SIV) application process. It remains to be seen how the administration intends to keep its promise of protection to this vast majority of applicants with no imminent hope of reprieve from the growing Taliban threat.