The American military has released Latif Mehsud, a senior Pakistani Taliban leader who was captured under murky circumstances last year and whose case symbolized the deep distrust between the two countries. He was flown back to Pakistan on Friday, ostensibly part of an continuing process to repatriate foreign prisoners from American detention facilities in Afghanistan before the conclusion of the formal combat mission at the end of this month.
But in Pakistan, several officials said they viewed the transfer as part of a developing thaw in the country’s previously strained relations with both Afghanistan and the United States, which have improved following a flurry of meetings in recent months.
ABC’s Tom Rivers joined us from London Monday morning to discuss:
Your Wake Up Call airs every weekday from 6-9 a.m. on AM 820 News in Tampa and 1190 News in Orlando.