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The Taliban are offering to release an American soldier.
If the United States releases five Taliban leader from Guantanamo Bay.
The Taliban calling it a goodwill gesture ahead of possible peace talks with the United States that terrorist group.
The military report sergeant -- -- all vanished from his base in southern Afghanistan almost four years ago now he's 27 from Idaho.
And the only American prisoner and all of the Afghan war as far as we know US officials say they believe he's in Pakistan.
His parents say they got a letter from him a few weeks ago through the International Red Cross.
A Taliban spokesman says the Associated Press or tell the Associated Press he believes -- all is in good condition.
Jennifer Griffin is at the Pentagon Jennifer.
-- State Department is not ruling out a prisoner swap.
And they say could take place even though the Taliban is a specially designated terrorist organization.
The issue of sergeant Bert doll on the fact that he has been gone too Long Will be a part of the discussion and as I mentioned we anticipate.
That the Taliban will also bring up as they stated publicly.
Their own issues when detainees.
Among those that the Taliban want released from Guantanamo Bay Taliban's deputy defense minister the former minister of interior.
It's deputy minister of intelligence the top Taliban commander from -- Shareef.
And a former part provincial chief of security.
There are 25 Afghan prisoners among the 166.
Prisoners still again about the State Department would have to get permission from congress in order to make any sort of trade.
And it is not clear which faction of the Taliban.
Even -- -- -- -- this point until recently the Pentagon thought he was being held by the haqqani group in Pakistan -- Jennifer thanks here's one.
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