Afghanistan Analysts Network – English

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Afghan government angered by Bergdahl, Taliban prisoners swap

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Stars and Stripes, 2 June 2014

“I think (Karzai’s government is) very upset at the way that it has happened, in that they haven’t been consulted,” said Borhan Osman, an analyst with the Afghanistan Analysts Network. … He also elaborates about past attempts of an US-Taleban prisoner swap: The U.S. had been hoping to make such a prisoner exchange the beginning of a process that would lead to reconciliation between the Taliban and Kabul and the negotiated end to the war in Afghanistan, but in the end it appears Washington ran out of time, said Osman… “The Taliban got it the way they wanted it, not the way the United States wanted it,” he said.

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