U.S. seeks prisoner swap with Taliban to free Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl

By Anne Gearan, Ernesto Londoño, February 18, 2014

In an effort to free American captive Bowe Bergdahl before the bulk of U.S. forces leave Afghanistan this year, the Obama administration has decided to try to resume talks with the Taliban and sweeten an offer to trade Taliban prisoners held at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, for the Army sergeant, current and former officials said.

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