Time Magazine: White House Released Taliban Leaders Despite Pentagon Resistance and Objections

According to this report, Barack Obama has been looking for ways to release those Taliban prisoners for some time. …officials in the Pentagon and intelligence communities had successfully fought off release of the five men in the past, officials tell TIME. “This was out of the norm,” says one official familiar with the debate over the dangers of releasing the five Taliban officials. “There was never the conversation.” Obama’s move was an ultimate victory for those at the White House Read more […]