On the Radar
The video of the Taliban handing Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl over to the US military is one of the most fascinating pieces of footage the world has ever seen. But take another look. There’s a lot more to the tape than meets the eye, says retired Col. Steve Ganyard, a former Marine Corps pilot.
In an interview with On the Radar, Ganyard explains everything you see has a purpose.
“I’m sure there’s a whole series of things that the Taliban and US went through to build enough confidence to say ‘I’m not going to let you trick me’.”
The handover was in a valley so the Taliban could be “up in the hills and be able to fire downward on those helicopters in case the US does something that they don’t like,” explained Ganyard, an ABC News consultant.
But the U.S. had its own requirements, likely among them the white flag that the Taliban carried, and how the vehicles were parked.
“More than likely the US said ‘hey because we don’t want to be able to come in on parked cars that could be justRead More »from Video of Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl reveals more than just a handover