The United States has for several years been secretly releasing high-level detainees from a military prison in Afghanistan as part of negotiations with insurgent groups, a bold effort to quell violence but one that U.S. officials acknowledge poses substantial risks.
As the United States has unsuccessfully pursued a peace deal with the Taliban, the “strategic release” program has quietly served as a live diplomatic channel, allowing American officials to use prisoners as bargaining chips in restive provinces where military power has reached its limits.
CNN goes further...the ComPost's "several years" really means two years.
Up to 20 high-level insurgent prisoners have been released from NATO custody in Afghanistan over the past two years in an effort to boost peace negotiations with the Taliban in various regions of the country, according to U.S. officials.
The insurgents, held at the jointly-run NATO-Afghan detention facility of Parwan, are considered "bad guys," said one U.S. official who did not want to be identified discussing a sensitive issue. Their release was undertaken, the official said, often at the request of the Afghan government. In all cases, they were assessed as unlikely to rejoin the insurgency.
The official added that the Taliban detainees had been in the maximum security Parwan detention center “for a reason” – but that NATO "does not release anyone when there is a high likelihood they will rejoin the insurgency." The official said he was aware of only two releases in the last nine months.
Two years, that means these high-value releases have happened under the Obama Regime, which promised the "most transparent government evah!"
How's Obama's Neville Chamerlain strategy of releasing these Tal-ee-bon leaders working out? Over 2/3rd or 69 percent of the casualties in Afghanistan have occured under this Regime.
And Obama wants us to be "worthy of their sacrifice?" The treasonous bastard Obama isn't worthy to be their Commander in Chief, let alone tie the boots of a servicemember.