Editorial Board

Obama Was Right to Strike a Deal With the Taliban

The administration has long been trying to engage with the Taliban as the U.S. war effort winds down, and rightly so.
Sergeant Bowe Bergdahl's parents got the best end of the deal. Photographer: Mandel Ngan/AFP/Getty Images

Critics of the decision to swap Taliban captive Sergeant Bowe Bergdahl for five Taliban commanders held at Guantanamo Bay accuse President Barack Obama and his officials of violating the long-standing U.S. policy of never negotiating with terrorists. The administration insists that the policy is intact.

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