June 6, 2014

Rhetoric reigns supreme when it comes to Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl’s release from Taliban custody. Republicans and other critics are lashing out at President Barack Obama and his administration over the prisoner swap that exchanged Bergdahl for five Taliban fighters. Some activists, however, are worried the brewing political battle may spill over and affect the release of the remaining detainees at the controversial Guantanamo Bay. RT’s Lindsay France discusses this issue with human rights lawyer David Remes.

President Barack Obama is hoping Europe will come to rely on American natural gas, but some experts are calling into question whether this is possible. Warning that the US’ surge in fracking and horizontal drilling is only a bubble, the path towards energy independence, they argue, may not be as easy as some believe. RT’s Marina Portnaya takes a deeper look into the fracking economy.