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What We Should Really Be Talking About With the Bowe Bergdahl Controversy


President Obama is facing criticism for a prisoner swap, in which five Taliban prisoners in Guantánamo were released to secure the release of Bowe Bergdahl, the sole U.S. prisoner of war in Afghanistan, who has been held for the last five years. 

This criticism is neither accurate nor helpful, and, in addition, it does not take into account the prisoners still held at Guantánamo: Specifically the 78 men, out of 149 remaining prisoners, who have been cleared for release from the prison, mostly since 2010. The five released men were recommended for continued detention in January 2010 by the high-level, inter-agency Guantánamo Review Task Force (and were then determined to be eligible for a Periodic Review Board in April 2013 to ascertain if their ongoing detention was still regarded as necessary).

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