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What do you think of this for the last ten years we have been trying to capture and kill the Taliban so -- -- now -- alleged terrorists free.
A new report shows unites states is secretly releasing high level Taliban fighters in a military prison Afghanistan.
Major general Bob skills joins us nice to see you that general my -- had to tell the viewers at -- talked in the Green and I'm surprised by your answer so tell me out didn't.
Why are we released -- people and it's a good idea.
First of all it's not done very often it's done by command authority is just not something just capricious.
When you're fighting the Taliban which is a very small hole number of of a dedicated terrorists is a great number of hangers on these are.
These are elders he's -- province -- these -- tribal chiefs and every once in awhile it's the appropriate thing to do.
-- clearer road to open up province to lessen tension in -- province to let a fighter and a prison go.
Visit -- described as -- high level insurgents I suppose that could be in the translation in on terms about it gets passed down to the -- -- -- whatever it may not be -- is it passed but these are high level people with them rather you know over the command so to speak underground I would say -- pilot.
People within -- province they're not you know they're not al-Qaeda for instance and they're probably not hardcourt column on -- probably hangers on guys who.
Who've taken Americans under fire because they are affiliated with the -- -- Very few of them -- what she would called you know key and essential toward.
I mean I date murders -- of these murders and is killed our soldiers.
Could be I don't know and that's because I mean it is because of on the streets in DC -- going to prison for life satellite -- different.
You have to take it in the context of of the local commander we have a saying in the army about the battle spot -- the lieutenant colonel wants to open road he goes to -- -- let you open a road.
Every time he goes down this -- he gets ambushed -- and I -- -- -- and he's getting -- -- goes to the village chief and he says you're in charge of this -- -- your territory I want you to.
To back off pieces OK I'll do it but you gotta let Mohamed go.
Well it's a toss up you get more Americans killed by continued to be ambushed on this road or do you see activities of the of the tribal chief.
And and and -- a prisoner ago.
It's it's -- command decision oftentimes it's it's tough decision but this is an insurgency it's -- bigger than usual war and sometimes you have to make compromises even on the.
Well apparently they're big exchanges.
A promise that you don't commit violence again which to me is like I say you know they get the fingers crossed behind their back -- are doing an attorney Ron went after our troops -- the first I have.
-- -- I asked someone that today it -- you know what.
As a rule there is a code of honor among.
Oh within the strike if the tribal -- says I gave my word of the Americans that if you release you won't go back to being a terrorist.
They don't necessarily do what we want them to do but they do with the tribal chief -- we do -- the -- the provincial elder wants to do it's a British trash sort of an.
I have is a different -- but the Taliban is.
Horrible to women -- stoning them to death buried him up to their I'm very not their neck and this don't need him to death they mean these are the people that early since they may promised not to do.
Troops kill our troops -- -- files visit but there's still part of the Taliban still of their ideology I -- and that's really not what our wars against.
But we promised the I was in the room when a promise is made those sectors they were gonna ban these women.
So that there's that.
Elemental level yeah I was in as you know I was in Afghanistan -- while ago and I spent sixteen days that are out of the bush and I saw one female.
But you know what this has been going on for thousands of years so I -- -- is it different -- yeah does fortunate we promised them when you start reducing forces we get to 2013 when he fourteen.
It's entirely possible that the old tribal had this will come back and the great progress that we've made.
In getting young woman educated getting jobs that may.
That make them -- the -- so we.
May be abandoned the women that we promised that help.
I wouldn't say abandoning them what I would say as American force levels decline and -- American presence declines you're going to see a lessening of emphasis inside of Afghanistan -- digit -- -- block women from our idea.
And it really is a citizen is pretty much sent.
-- when we're gonna 2014.
Afghanistan's been around for 2300 years my fears they'll go back to -- Yeah.
I thank you.
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