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(CNN) – Army Sergeant Bowe Bergdahl is the lone American prisoner of war. Captured near his base in Afghanistan nearly five years ago, military officials believe Bergdahl is being held in Pakistan by an allied group of the Taliban.
He had not been seen for nearly three years until CNN reported last month that the U.S. military had received a proof of life video featuring Bergdahl.
"The U.S. government requested the proof of life from the Taliban as a precondition to restarting talks over a prisoner swap," said reporter Josh Rogin, who broke the story for The Daily Beast.
"The idea here is that the U.S. would get Bowe Bergdahl, and the Taliban would get the release of five senior Taliban commanders being held in prison in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba," said Rogin.
For more of our interview with The Daily Beast's Josh Rogin, check out the video above.
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