House Intelligence Committee Chairman Mike Rogers said Sunday that he is "absolutely convinced" that some of the five Taliban commanders released from Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, in exchange for U.S. Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl will fight again.
"Maybe not all five, but I do believe three for sure, likely four, and that the fifth one is on the fence but will probably play some role in active operations," Rogers (R-Mich.) said of the former detainees during an interview on ABC's "This Week."
"We've already seen in their rhetoric and their actions, and certainly the information that we see coming out of the Taliban, including the Haqqani network in Pakistan, would suggest that's absolutely going to happen," he said.
Rogers also said that the terms of the recent prisoner swap allow the former detainees to meet with Taliban political leaders in Qatar, where they are being held for a year. He also said their family members can visit them in Qatar.
"We think that's certainly an opportunity for a courier network," Rogers said.