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In a Shift, U.S. Includes Families in Hostage Rescue Efforts | The New York Times

In a Shift, U.S. Includes Families in Hostage Rescue Efforts | The New York Times

When the United States became aware late last month of a video showing an American woman and a Canadian man pleading to be saved from their Taliban captors, the government did something it had not done well in the past.

Before the video became public, a new hostage team led by the Federal Bureau of Investigation quickly alerted the couple’s families to brace for the chilling footage.

Source: In a Shift, U.S. Includes Families in Hostage Rescue Efforts – The New York Times