Pentagon Doesn’t Negotiate with Terrorists or Pay Ransoms … Except for When it Does

In a recent revelation, the Pentagon apparently tried to pay a ransom for Bowe Bergdahl, and the money went to an Afghan con man instead: The ransom payment was first disclosed by Rep. Duncan Hunter in a Nov. 5 letter to Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel. Mr. Hunter stated in the letter that Joint Special Operations Command (JSOC) made the payment covertly as part of a release deal. But the money was stolen by the Afghan intermediary claiming to represent the Haqqani terrorist network. “Given Read more […]