The prisoner swap was controversial from the start. America was trading with the enemy.
In a rare interview, ITV International Correspondent John Irvine spoke to Taliban veteran Agha Jan Motasim about Afghanistan's future.
They knew it was coming. Pakistani officials received intelligence of an impending attack on the jail two weeks ago.
A video shot by the Taliban appears to show US soldier Sergeant Bowe Bergdahl, who has spent five years in Taliban captivity, being handed back into US custody.
The footage shows Bergdahl sitting in a silver pick-up truck before getting out of the vehicle with a plastic bag and being frisked before being taken away in a helicopter.
Armed men can be seen on the hillside above him as one of his escorts waves a white flag.
The US Army may still pursue an investigation that could lead to desertion or other charges against Sergeant Bowe Bergdahl, who was freed from five years of Taliban captivity in a prisoner exchange last weekend, General Martin Dempsey, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff said.
Speaking publicly for the first time about the case, Gen Dempsey said he does not want to prejudge the outcome of any investigation or say anything that might influence a commander's decision.
But he said US military leaders "have been accused of looking away from misconduct, and it's premature" to assume they would do so in Sgt Bergdahl's case, despite the soldier's five years as a Taliban prisoner.
Hillary Clinton has defended the Obama administration's controversial decision to swap five Guantanamo Bay detainees for a US soldier held hostage in Afghanistan, saying many of America's allies made similar deals.
The former US secretary of state, said she did not second-guess people who made such tough decisions, but the American tradition of caring for its citizens and soldiers was a "noble" one.
"This young man, whatever the circumstances, was an American citizen - is an American citizen - was serving in our military. The idea that you really care for your own citizens and particularly those in uniform, I think is a very noble one," Clinton said.
She also noted that countries like Israel made similar swaps, citing its decision to exchange more than 1,000 Palestinian prisoners for one of its soldiers in 2011.
It is surprising former prisoner of war Army Sergeant Bowe Bergdahl has not spoken to his family, despite being freed on Saturday, a former Gulf War hostage told Good Morning Britain.
Retired RAF navigator John Nichol, who was captured in Iraq after his plane was shot down in 1991, said he found it "quite curious" Bergdahl had not been able to speak to his parents.
"That was the first thing that we wanted to do - and I was only a prisoner for several weeks not for five years."
The family of US soldier freed from Afghanistan have said they have not talked to him yet, but said he is 'resilient'. Army Sergeant Bowe Bergdahl, needs time to "decompress" his family said.
The sole American prisoner of war held in Afghanistan was flown to a US military hospital in Germany.Army Sergeant Bowe Bergdahl had been held for nearly five years. He will be treated in Germany before being flown back to the United States.
US Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel said he hopes a prisoner-exchange deal with the Taliban that led to the release of Sergeant Bowe Bergdahl after five years might lead to breakthroughs in reconciliation with the Afghan militants.
Bergdahl, the last US prisoner of the Afghan war, was handed over to US special forces yesterday in an exchange swap for five Taliban detainees who were released from Guantanamo Bay prison and flown to Qatar.
Hagel said: "This was a prisoner of war exchange ... our focus was on the return of Sergeant Bergdahl and maybe this could provide some possible new bridge for new negotiations."
"The timing was right, the pieces came together," he added.
Celebrations were held on Saturday in the hometown of an American soldier freed by the Taliban in Afghanistan.
Yellow balloons and messages of support were placed outside Zaney's River Street Coffee House, where Sergeant Bowe Bergdahl worked before deployment.
Stephanie O'Neill, a Hailey resident said that the parents Jani and Bob Bergdahl "never once lost hope that their son would make it home".
The father of freed US Sergeant Bergdahl is believed to have learnt the language of his son's captors to have a better chance to communicate with them.
Sue Martin, owner of Zaney's, a Hailey coffee shop where Bowe Bergdahl once worked, said the Bergdahls shared credit for their son's release.
"It is unprecedented when a father learns the language of his son's captors so he can communicate directly with them".
"Bob and Jani spent all their waking hours since Bowe was captured working for his safe return home."
Bergdahl was captured under unknown circumstances in eastern Afghanistan by militants on June 30, 2009, about two months after arriving in the country.