Talk of Taliban Trade for American Grows

Ad Feedback

There is growing talk of a proposal to trade five terrorists held captive at the Guantanamo Bay prison for the release of Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl, the only American soldier held by the Taliban.

Bergdahl's father revealed the secret talks this week after becoming frustrated by delays.

Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta responded to the reports at a joint news conference with U.S. Joint Chiefs Chairman General Martin Dempsey.

"On the issue related to Guantanamo transfers, my position hasn't changed," Panetta said. "I would only take those steps in accordance with the law, and the requirements of the law and at this stage, frankly, there are no decisions that have been made with regards to that."

The proposed prisoner transfers would be the first of its kind between America and the Taliban.

Log in or create an account to post a comment.  


Are you seeking answers in life? Are you hurting? Are you facing a difficult situation?

Find peace with God, discover more about God or send us your prayer request.

Call The 700 Club Prayer Center at 1 (800) 823-6053, 24 hours a day.

A caring friend will be there to pray with you in your time of need.

CBN News

CBN News is a national/international, nonprofit news organization that provides programming by cable, satellite, and the Internet, 24-hours a day. Follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and Google+.