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What the Right Wing Gets Wrong About Bowe Bergdahl

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The Rolling Stone, 26 March 2015

In an article on the Us discussion about ex-Taleban prisoner and accused deserter Bowe Bergdahl, AAN’s Kate Clark is quoted on the five Taleban prisoners against which Bergdahl was swapped:

Bergdahl was traded for five Taliban figures of varying importance. “Of the five, four were high-ranking Taleban officials, while the fifth was a minor figure,” says Kate Clark of the Afghanistan Analysts Network. “Mullah Fazl Mazlum could be classed as the ‘worst of the worst.’ A senior Taliban field commander, he was in charge of forces which murdered civilians and burnt houses and vineyards north of Kabul in 1999. In terms of war crimes, there are men with similar records to Fazl in the current government.