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As the United States has unsuccessfully pursued a peace deal with the Taliban, the “strategic release” program has quietly served as a live diplomatic channel, allowing American officials to use prisoners as bargaining chips in restive provinces where military power has reached its limits.
But the releases are an inherent gamble: The freed detainees are often notorious fighters who would not be released under the traditional legal system for military prisoners in Afghanistan. They must promise to give up violence — and U.S. officials warn them that if they are caught attacking American troops, they will be detained once again.
When the insurgency appears to be gathering steam in certain provinces, for instance, prisoners have been released to alleviate mounting tension.
If the violence is escalating in a province, then they release terrorists as long as they promise to give up violence?
That strikes me as crazy.
Originally posted by beezzer
reply to post by ollncasino
So if we go to prisons in America and make them promise, really, really promise not to commit crimes anymore then we can let them go.
So this is the Obama Foreign Policy?
Originally posted by boncho
To be fair, whatever methods the US has now with their prison population isn't really working as it has one of the highest incarceration/recidivism rates in the world.
Originally posted by cavtrooper7
So can RFID chips be tracked by ariel or orbital assets?I hear they can inject them without the person knowing they have received it.