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Taliban commander predicts more kidnappings due to Bergdahl deal

Posted Thursday, June 5th 2014 @ 9am

A Taliban commander is predicting that the deal to secure Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl's release will only encourage the capture of more American soldiers.  The commander tells "Time" magazine that Bergdahl's release has made it more appealing to kidnap soldiers and other high-value targets.  The new comments strengthen accusations by Republican lawmakers, who have accused President Obama of setting a dangerous precedent.  The U.S. agreed to swap five Taliban prisoners being held at Guantanamo Bay in exchange for Bergdahl's release.  

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