The politico pages have blown up over the prisoner exchange between the US and the Taliban. 5 prisoners in Guantanamo Bay prison exchanged for the US soldier, Bowe Bergdahl.
Will this open up the future in Afghanistan for greater dialogue between warring factions. Will the new president in Afghanistan be able to capitalize on this gesture. Does it present a moment to push back the aims of China and Russia in the region. Will it open relations between the US and Cuba and present a means to close Gitmo Prison. How will it be seen in the greater Pan-Syria regional war.
this exchange made me recall the stories my father told about WWII. His ship took on Japanese soldiers in the South Pacific. These enemies were treated for their wounds and the extreme starvation they were experiencing. When the ship docked in Yokohama Bay my father and several sailors took (stole) food from the ship and gave it to the children and civilians in town were who starving.
Soldiers need to find a way to reconnect with their humanity after being in battle.