Should The U.S. Negotiate With Terrorists?

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Earlier this year, President Obama struck a deal with the Taliban and released five prisoners from Guantanamo in exchange for an American hostage. This begs the question: should the U.S. negotiate with terrorists?

Learn More:
The Council of Foreign Affairs: Negotiating With Terrorists
http://www.foreignaffairs.com/articles/62276/peter-r-neumann/negotiating-with-terrorists
“The argument against negotiating with terrorists is simple: Democracies must never give in to violence, and terrorists must never be rewarded for using it.”

Why Are Some Hostages Killed and Some Released?
http://www.bostonglobe.com/opinion/2014/08/28/burns/0ZdF5Xx9tMhrErMKjtAzJI/story.html

Why “We Don’t Negotiate With Terrorists” No Longer Holds Up As Policy
http://www.forbes.com/sites/rickungar/2014/06/05/why-we-dont-negotiate-with-terrorists-no-longer-holds-up-as-policy/

Exclusive: Obama Orders Hostage Policy Review
http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2014/11/17/exclusive-obama-orders-hostage-policy-review.html

Paying Ransoms, Europe Bankrolls Qaeda Terror
http://www.nytimes.com/2014/07/30/world/africa/ransoming-citizens-europe-becomes-al-qaedas-patron.html?_r=1

G8 Debrief: The Threat Posed by Kidnapping For Ransom by Terrorists and the Preventive Steps the International Community Can Take
https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/207542/Kidnapping-for-ransom.pdf
“The payment of ransoms to terrorist groups is one of the sources of income which supports their recruitment efforts, strengthens their operational capability to organize and carry out terrorist attacks, and incentivises future incidents of kidnapping for ransom, thereby increasing the risks to our nationals.”

Watch More:
Is ISIS The Only Group With American Hostages?
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Gv6RxO6idbs

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