The House Armed Services Committee marked up a bipartisan resolution Tuesday condemning President Barak Obama for negotiating with terrorist groups in the detainee exchange for Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl.
Congressional members from both parties have publicly criticized the administration for not notifying them 30-days prior to the exchange, as required by law.
This is the original story behind the Special Operations Forces’ capture of one of the Taliban-5, Mullah Mohammad Fazl.
The elite operators go on the record, react to the “high risk” detainee’s exchange for POW Bergdahl, and assess whether the released Taliban will attack U.S. interests again.
One of the men who helped capture him is now a National Security Council adviser.
In this video, you’ll discover Fazl’s connection to: convicted “American Taliban” Johnny Walker Lindh; CIA Agent Mike Spann, the first American killed in action in the war in Afghanistan; and Fazl’s ties to a notorious former war lord, Gen. Abdul Rashid Dostum –currently a vice presidential candidate in Afghanistan.
Alex Quade covers U.S. Special Operations Forces on combat missions. She’s received two Edward R. Murrow Awards, and the Congressional Medal Of Honor Society’s Excellence in Journalism Award. Quade started her career at the White House. She’s worked for CNN, Fox News, HLN, CNNI, The New York Times and The Washington Times covering global conflicts and hostile environments. Quade’s documentary, “Horse Soldiers of 9/11”, is narrated by actor Gary Sinise; “Chinook Down”, is her investigation into the surface-to-air missile shoot-down of a U.S. helicopter in Afghanistan killing all onboard. Quade was supposed to be on that helicopter. Quade’s reporting from the Asian Tsunami was individually cited in CNN’s Columbia du-Pont Award; her war reports were part of a group Peabody and Emmy. Quade serves on the Board of Military Reporters & Editors.