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The prospect of peace talks between the US and the Taliban about the future of Afghanistan.
Our focus tonight on a proposed prisoner exchange.
National security correspondent Jennifer Griffin tells us -- -- for both sides.
27 year old US army sergeant -- -- -- of Idaho is the only American Prisoner of War captured in Afghanistan.
He has been held since 2009.
Now it seems the Taliban are ready to make a deal offering to exchange bird doll for five top Taliban leaders currently held at Guantanamo Bay.
The Taliban's minister of defense it's deputy minister of intelligence the former Taliban minister of interior and two provincial commanders.
There are 25 Afghan prisoners currently held at gitmo.
Congress could block their release the Taliban are specially designated terrorist organization.
Raising questions about why US officials are preparing to negotiate with them -- -- -- -- It is also not clear which Taliban faction -- even has sergeant -- -- until recently the Pentagon thought he was being held by the haqqani group in Pakistan the fact that.
He has been gone too Long Will be a part of the discussion and as I mentioned we anticipate.
That Taliban also bring up as they stated publicly.
Their own issues when -- detainee is.
At the new Taliban office in -- which opened Tuesday.
The holes in the wall -- where the sign declaring political office of the Islamic emirate of Afghanistan used to be.
That sign angered Afghan President Karzai -- temporarily halted talks with the US.
About a security agreement that would allow US troops to stay in Afghanistan.
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Cars I thought the Taliban was presenting itself as the government in exile there were some concerns about.
The manner in -- it's all about -- that some language that they used.
Afghanistan does not to scrutinize such -- as the emirate of the -- of praising the parliament -- on Tuesday into -- -- was just it remind them awfully dark and bloody past.
Secretary of state John Kerry heads to cut -- this weekend and US officials expect to begin negotiations with the Taliban as early as Monday.
I think it's worth the risk.
But it can't be done without President Karzai and without the government of Afghanistan.
Another hurdle for the Pentagon as it winds down the war what to do with the 2000 mine resistant vehicles.
That are too expensive to bring home at one million dollars -- if they can't sell them those vehicles.
We'll turn into two billion dollars of scrap metal Chris.
Our tax dollars at work Jennifer Griffin reporting from the Pentagon Jennifer --
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