WARSAW, Poland (CBSDC/AP) — President Barack Obama said during a news conference in Poland Tuesday that five released Guantanamo Bay detainees could return to terrorism.
Despite the potential threat, Obama said that the five high-level Taliban members do not pose a national security threat and that the U.S. “will be in a position “ to go after them if they do become a threat to Americans.
Obama also defended his decision to exchange the detainees for Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl, who was captured in June 2009 after wandering off his base in Afghanistan and held for nearly five years.
“Regardless of the circumstances, whatever those circumstances may turn out to be, we still get an American soldier back if he’s held in captivity,” Obama said. “We don’t condition that.”
The Pentagon concluded in 2010 that Bergdahl walked away from his unit, and after an initial flurry of searching the military curbed…
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