June 4, 2014
Heritage Foundation expert Cully Stimson appeared on C-SPAN this morning to discuss the legality of the administration’s decision to negotiate Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl’s release from Taliban captivity and to free five Guantanamo Bay detainees in exchange.
Stimson, who was the deputy assistant secretary in the Defense Department’s Office of Detainee Affairs before he joined Heritage, discussed who the prisoners are and gave some background on prior releases of Guantanamo detainees.
Bergdahl may face desertion charges, Stimson explained. In a recent report for the Daily Signal, Stimson laid out the process involved in determining guilt for desertion.
What do you think of the Obama administration’s exchange for one U.S. citizen for five Guantanamo prisoners?