Secret U.S. Program Releases High-level Insurgents In Exchange For Pledges Of Peace

05/06/2012 10:39 pm ET
  • Associated Press May 2, 2012 The Washington Post

KABUL — The United States has for several years been secretly releasing high-level detainees from a military prison in Afghanistan as part of negotiations with insurgent groups, a bold effort to quell violence but one that U.S. officials acknowledge poses substantial risks.

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