Almost five years after being taken hostage by the Taliban-affiliated Haqqani Network in Afghanistan, an American woman, her Canadian husband, and their three children have been freed from captivity. That is wonderful. But they're still facing a significant challenge.
Even though Joshua Boyle, Caitlyn Coleman, and their children were released, reports say the family refused to get on a plane and return to the U.S. Apparently, Boyle fears he may be imprisoned if he comes back to America because he was previously married to the sister of a man jailed for 10-years at Guantanamo Bay for fighting against U.S. troops in Afghanistan.
While all that gets worked out, President Trump is cheering the rescue mission. Speaking at the White House yesterday, he said the joint U.S.-Pakistan operation was a positive moment in U.S.-Pakistani relations. “This is a country that did not respect us, this is a country that respects us now,” he said. “The world is starting to respect us again, believe me.”