Clinton writes US always sought Bergdahl's release

Jun 5, 2014 5:37 PM

WASHINGTON (AP) - Hillary Rodham Clinton writes in her upcoming book that in every discussion with the Taliban about prisoners, the U.S. demanded the release of Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl.

CBS News obtained a copy of the Clinton's upcoming book, "Hard Choices." The network says on its website that Clinton writes that there would not be any agreement about releasing Taliban prisoners without Bergdahl's release. The swap of Bergdahl for five Taliban prisoners has drawn criticism in Congress from lawmakers who say they weren't properly notified.

Clinton writes she acknowledged at the time that opening the door to negotiations with the Taliban "would be hard to swallow for many Americans."

The book covers such topics as the terrorist attack in Benghazi, Libya, U.S. relations with Russia and the raid that killed Osama bin Laden.


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