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NEWSLINK: Shift by hard-line Taliban factions may have sealed prisoner exchange

Afghanistan Map

[“Exclusive: Shift by hard-line Taliban factions may have sealed prisoner exchange” – Reuters 6.1.14] Reuters covers speculation about the internal politics of the Taliban, and how they might have impacted a recent prisoner-exchange deal with the United States.  The sole U.S. POW in Afghanistan was released in exchange for five of allegedly the most dangerous terrorists held at Guantanamo Bay being flown to Qatar. Complicating

VIDEO LINK: Former CIA Leadership Discuss Counterterrorist Interrogations, “Zero Dark Thirty”

File Photo of CIA Seal on Floor of Original Headquarters Building

C-Span provides video of an American Enterprise Institute event featuring former CIA Director, General Michael Hayden (ret.); John Rizzo, former CIA Deputy Counsel; Jose Rodriguez, former Director of the National Clandestine Service; and AEI Fellow Marc Thiessen, author of “Courting Disaster: How the CIA Kept America Safe and How Barack Obama Is Inviting the Next Attack.” A main point of discussiong was enhanced interrogation techniques