U.S. May Sweeten Swap for POW

Although a formal offer has yet to be made, the Washington Post, following up on a story that The Daily Beast’s Josh Rogin first broke, reports that the U.S. is renewing its efforts to bring its only living prisoner of war home before the majority of the country’s military exits Afghanistan. The Obama administration is offering to exchange five Taliban members from Guantanamo in exchange for the safe release of Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl. This offer has been on the table for the past two years, but instead of stipulating that the Taliban members be released one or two at a time to make sure the men did not return to militancy, the U.S. is now offering to return all five at once.