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Parents Of Captured U.S. Soldier Reveal Proposed Swap With Taliban

The parents of a U.S. soldier taken prisoner in Afghanistan have gone public with suggestions of previously undisclosed U.S. attempts to exchange him for Taliban prisoners at Guantanamo Bay.

Bob Bergdahl and his wife, Jani Bergdahl, say they are concerned that the U.S. government hasn't done enough to secure the release of their son, 26-year-old Sergeant Bowe Bergdahl.

He was captured in June 2009 and is thought to be held by the Haqqani network, probably in Pakistan.

International news organizations reported the proposed swap of five Taliban prisoners for Bergdahl after his parents went public with the proposal -- part of a U.S. effort to broker a peace deal between the Taliban and the Afghan government.

Confidence-building talks with Taliban broke down in March.

Based on reporting by Reuters and AP

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