Fri Jun 6, 2014 AT 6:19 AM EDT
Newsmax reports that several of President Obama’s top military and intelligence officials repeatedly advised against a Bergdahl for Taliban 5 swap. A Taliban commander tells Time that the Bergdahl for the Taliban 5 exchange will encourage more kidnappings in Afghanistan. NBC reports that Taliban spokesmen say they found Bergdahl walking alone and cursing America. And Chuck Todd believes it’s all a smoke-screen to start the process of closing Gitmo.