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War Reporter Alex Quade Exclusive: Spec Ops Horse Soldiers' Capture Of Taliban Released For Bergdahl

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WASHINGTON, Aug. 20, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Danger, violence, and double-cross.  In her exclusive, war reporter Alex Quade, reveals the original story behind the Special Operations Forces' capture of one of the Taliban-5.  See her video special at:  www.alexquade.comAlex Quade persuaded the elite Operators to go on the record, assess the "high risk" detainee's exchange for POW, Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl; and whether the released Taliban leader will attack U.S. interests again. 

War Reporter Alex Quade Exclusive:  Spec Ops Horse Soldiers' Capture Of Taliban Released For Bergdahl

One highly decorated Green Beret who originally helped capture him, is now a counterterrorism head, who worked behind the scenes on the recent exchange. The senior Special Forces officer tells Alex of detainee Mullah Muhammad Fazl's release from Guantanamo Bay, Cuba; and assesses the government of Qatar's ability to hold Fazl under the one year travel ban.  Former Special Operations "Horse Soldiers" share details with Alex, you've never heard before. 

In Alex Quade's exclusive, you'll discover Mullah Fazl's connection to:  convicted "American Taliban" Johnny Walker Lindh; and CIA Agent Mike Spann, the first American killed in action in the war in Afghanistan.  You'll also learn of the released Taliban leader's ties to former warlord, Gen. Abdul Rashid Dostum – currently a vice presidential candidate in Afghanistan.  See the short film at: www.alexquade.com.

Alex Quade covers U.S. Special Operations Forces on combat missions.  Extreme storytelling and silent risk-taking lie at the heart of what Quade does.  She's received two Edward R. Murrow Awards, and the Congressional Medal Of Honor Society's Excellence in Journalism Award.  Quade started her career at the White House.  She's worked for CNN, Fox News, HLN, CNNI, The New York Times and The Washington Times, covering global conflicts and hostile environments.  Quade's documentary, "Horse Soldiers of 9/11", is narrated by actor Gary Sinise; "Chinook Down", is her investigation into the surface-to-air missile shoot-down of a U.S. helicopter in Afghanistan killing all onboard.  Quade was supposed to be on that helicopter.  Quade's reporting from the Asian Tsunami was individually cited in CNN's Columbia du-Pont Award; her war reports were part of a group Peabody and Emmy.  She attended Georgetown University's Institute for Political & Ethical Journalism, and holds three degrees from the University of Washington.  Quade serves on the Board of Military Reporters & Editors.

See video & stories at: www.alexquade.com

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