this story is messed up in so many ways
1. why trade 5 key taliban members for 1 foot soldier. The US has a no deal policy with terrorist. That policy is understanding that innocents including women and children would be killed. Yet they are willing to negotiate for a soldier.
2. Not just negotiate for any soldier, but a soldier that got caught because he went AWOL. how is this possible?
3. this will setup precedence in the future where enemy forces will do everything they can to capture us citizens overseas and military personnel to use them as a bargaining chip.
i really hope the white house has a reason for this and it better not be a political scheme to get more voters. they are risking the life of Americans in the future with this deal.