Source: The Atlantic
The furor surrounding the exchange of five Taliban prisoners for Sergeant Bowe Bergdahl last week has exposed the murky world—and impossible choices—of the families of Americans taken captive by militants. Demands for vast ransoms or for prisoner releases put these families in the excruciating position of seeming to be able to save a loved one’s life. Meet demands and your beloved lives. Hesitate and carry responsibility for his or her death to your grave. Yet few families h ...
Full article at: The Atlantic
Jun 7 2014, 11:22am CDT
Source: Roll Call
In the wake of a national debate surrounding the exchange of five Taliban detainees for Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl, Maryland's two senators are asking the Obama administration for answers regarding the fate of two Americans civilians held captive abroad -- Alan Gross and Warren ...
Full article at: Roll Call
Jun 5 2014, 6:37pm CDT
Source: Anderson Cooper 360 Blog
While news of Bowe Bergdahl's release may have initially given hope to families of other Americans who are being held overseas, the backlash is giving some reason to worry. Randi Kaye takes a look at their stories.
Warren Weinstein's daughter Alisa has spent years campaigning for her father's release. She tells Anderson that she finds the idea that Sgt. Bergdahl is more worthy of freedom to ...
Full article at: Anderson Cooper 360 Blog
Jun 4 2014, 10:13pm CDT
WASHINGTON – The Taliban was celebrating the release of five Guantanamo Bay inmates who previously worked at the command level in the Islamist terror group, and Barack Obama was celebrating the return to America of Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl.
But for Warren Weinstein, 72, it wasn’t quite such a good day.
He remained in a Pakistani lockup because, according to a 2013 statement from the U.S. State Department, “The U.S. government doesn’t make concessions to pe ...
Full article at: WND
Jun 3 2014, 7:11pm CDT
ROCKVILLE, Md. (WJLA) - News of Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl's release is bittersweet for a Rockville family, whose loved one continues to be held hostage in Pakistan.
On August 13, 2011, al-Qaeda operatives kidnapped Warren Weinstein, a 72-year-old contractor working in Lahore, a city of seven million along the Pakistani-Indian boarder.
In the nearly three years since, Weinstein's family has prayed and mourned for his release in priv ...
Full article at: TBD.com
Jun 2 2014, 7:32pm CDT
Source: Big Government
WASHINGTON — California Republican Rep. Duncan Hunter expressed concern Monday at the level of urgency surrounding the decision to swap five Taliban militants for Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl and questioned why other Americans in militant custody were not included in the deal. “Knowing that various lines of effort were presented and still under consideration, none of which involved a disproportionate prisoner exchange, I am concerned by the sudden urgency behind the prisoner swap given ...
Full article at: Big Government
Jun 2 2014, 11:54am CDT