(WASHINGTON, D.C.) – Taliban officials have indicated that they are willing to release POW Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl, but are not sure which government officials to turn to for a deal. This is according to a U.S. defense official who requested not to be identified because they were not authorized to speak publicly.
Bergdahl, a Hailey native, has been held captive in Afghanistan for nearly five years. Numerous U.S. agencies and dozens of officials are working on bringing him home. Critics of the effort say a lack of communication between the parties involved have hindered the process.
The White House and the Defense Department defend their work towards securing Bergdahl’s release.
Idaho State Journal staff
Debbie Bryce, Idaho State Journal