Obama Administration Deal with Taliban Leaders

Charles Stimson talked about the legality and precedent of the Obama administration’s agreement with Taliban leaders to return… read more

Charles Stimson talked about the legality and precedent of the Obama administration’s agreement with Taliban leaders to return captured Sergeant Bowe Bergdahl for five Guantanamo Bay prisoners. Topics included who the prisoners were, the origins of the mantra that the U.S. “does not negotiate with terrorists,” prior releases of Guantanamo detainees, and the George W. Bush administration’s record on negotiating with the Taliban and other terrorist networks.

Charles Stimson was the deputy assistant secretary in the Defense Department’s Office of Detainee Affairs in 2006-07.

C-SPAN Radio’s Nancy Calo read news headlines at the conclusion of the program. close

*The transcript for this program was compiled from uncorrected Closed Captioning.

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Obama Administration Deal with Taliban Leaders

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Washington, District of Columbia, United States
First Aired:
Jun 4, 2014
Last Aired:
Jun 5, 2014

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  • Jun 04, 2014 | 7:45am EDT | C-SPAN RADIO
  • Jun 04, 2014 | 7:51am EDT | C-SPAN 1
  • Jun 04, 2014 | 10:38pm EDT | C-SPAN 1
  • Jun 05, 2014 | 3:10am EDT | C-SPAN RADIO
  • Jun 05, 2014 | 3:10am EDT | C-SPAN 1
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