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Kerry: 'Baloney' that releasing Taliban risk to troops

(Fox News) Secretary of State John Kerry said Sunday the Taliban detainees released in a prison swap for Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl could indeed return to terrorism, but largely dismissed the argument that the deal will put U.S. troops further at risk.

Kerry told CNN’s “State of the Union” the argument that troops in Afghanistan would be more at risk was “baloney” now that the Taliban commanders have been released, particularly because the United States is winding down its military presence in that country.

“Our combat role in Afghanistan is over,” Kerry said. “We’re going to have very few people in that kind of position.”