A Pentagon investigation concluded in 2010 that Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl walked away from his unit, and after an initial flurry of searching the military decided not to exert extraordinary efforts to rescue him, according to a former senior defense official who was involved in the matter.
That is the opening paragraph. However, here is the part that I find very concerning:
The five detainees left Guantanamo aboard a U.S. military aircraft flying to Qatar, which served as go-between in the negotiations. They are to be banned from leaving Qatar for at least a year. Among the five: a Taliban deputy intelligence minister, a former Taliban interior minister with ties to the late al-Qaida leader Osama bin Laden and a figure linked by human rights monitors to mass killings of Shiite Muslims in Afghanistan in 2000 and 2001.
That seems to be really concerning. These people are clearly terrorists. Why on earth would we release such high profile terrorists? I mean, sure, I am glad we have Bergdahl back and everything but we should not have released high profile terrorists. If they were going to do a prisoner exchange then why not release 10 low profile prisoners instead of 5 high profile terrorists?