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AAN in the Media

A Matter of Honor: Why So Many Soldiers Are Angry at the Bergdahl Deal

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The National Interest, 3 June 2014

On this right-wing website, AAN gets flak (via a quote on the ThinkProgress blog) for its suggestion that all Taleban prisoners must be released with the end of the US military involvement in Afghanistan, “demonstrating willful ignorance of the law of armed conflict”:

“Let’s state this as plainly as possible: While we may attempt to end our combat operations against the Taliban, the Taliban have made no claim of ending their hostilities against us. We will be under zero obligation to hand over soldiers to an entity in an ongoing belligerent status against the United States.” Interesting argument.

 

 

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