Tag Archives: CIA

How the Taliban got their hands on modern US missiles

By Kenneth R. Timmerman In his new book, “Dark Forces: The Truth About What Happened in Ben­ghazi” (Broadside Books), writer Kenneth R. Timmerman explains how the US government’s efforts to arm the Libyan rebels backfired, flooding weapons into Syria, and … read more

Ukrainian Leader Says Eastern Violence Must End This Week

  Ukraine’s new leader, Petro Poroshenko, said the violence that’s rocked the former Soviet republic’s easternmost regions must end this week as peace talks began involving an envoy of Russian President Vladimir Putin. Poroshenko, who took the oath of office … read more

Bergdahl case: Kerry says U.S. may kill Taliban 5 if they fight again

Secretary of State John F. Kerry, in his first remarks on the controversial prisoner swap involving American soldier Bowe Bergdahl, said if the five released Taliban leaders reenter the fight, they would risk being killed by the U.S. He spoke … read more

Bergdahl says he was tortured by Taliban captors

    By LOLITA C. BALDOR     PARIS (AP) — Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl has told people treating him at a U.S. military medical facility in Germany that he was tortured, beaten and held in a cage by his Taliban captors … read more

Bowe Bergdahl’s father receives death threats: police chief

SALMON Idaho (Reuters) – The father of Bowe Bergdahl, the Idaho soldier released from captivity in a controversial prisoner swap with the Taliban, has received emailed death threats that authorities are investigating, an Idaho police chief said on Saturday. The … read more

Taliban : More Kidnappings to Come After Bergdahl Deal

Aryn Baker @arynebaker Behind the Scenes of Bowe Bergdahl’s Release A Taliban commander close to the negotiations over the release of U.S. Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl told TIME Thursday that the deal made to secure Bergdahl’s release has made it … read more