10 Questions with Johnny Walker

An Iraqi-born interpreter for the Navy SEALs talks about finding targets and then becoming one

Javier Sirvent for TIME

Let's be up front here: Your name is not Johnny Walker. Why do you use a fake name?

Most of my missions with the SEALs were secret. So as part of safety, I use a different name so no one can target me.

You were an interpreter with the SEALs during the Iraq War. How did you get that job?

At the beginning [of the war] I tried to find any job with the Americans but couldn't. Then one day there is some kind of issue between some women and the U.S. military police, and I fixed it. I get job...

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