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Haqqani network ready to set Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl free, but to whom?

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Fox News released information this morning that indicates the Haqqani network holding U.S. Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl captive is ready to make a deal for his release.

But who will negotiate the deal remains an issue. " Disorganization and lack of communication" between the Pentagon, CENTCOM, the CIA, FBI, and the State Department could quash the deal.

The United States has a long-standing policy of non-negotiation with terrorists and terrorist organizations, although negotiating for the release of an American POW could loosen the strings on already ambiguous process.

Bergdahl, a five-year captive of the Taliban’s fractured and ousted leadership in Afghanistan, was last seen on video released in December of 2013.

The Idaho family of Sgt. Bergdahl has long been concerned about his health. The December video reinforced their resolve for continued pressure on our government to step up talks with his captors.

Although captured in Afghanistan, it is believed that Sgt. Bergdahl was smuggled across the Hindu Kush into Pakistan.

The State Department’s approach to getting our Soldier home is to negotiate an exchange for Taliban detainees held at Guantanamo Bay. The other agencies’ plans are a little less clear.

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