Taliban calls Bergdahl prisoner exchange ‘great victory’ in viral video of swap タリバンが動画公開、捕虜交換は「大勝利」
Taliban calls Bergdahl prisoner exchange ‘great victory’ in viral video of swap
A Taliban-produced video that juxtaposes the handover of Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl to U.S. Special Forces with images of five freed former Guantanamo inmates in Qatar went viral Wednesday across the Pakistani, Afghan and English-language media.
U.S. officials, who would only speak on background, said American intelligence analysts were closely monitoring the video’s spread, and a former senior Pentagon official acknowledged that the Taliban was exploiting it to push a message of victory – just as the Obama administration came under increased scrutiny over the secret nature and other details of the prisoner swap.