The Moral Math of Trading with Enemies

In the New York Daily News, AHS speaker David Schenker analyzes the high price paid to bring a country's citizens — dead or alive — back home:

"For many countries, the principle of leaving no man or woman behind is sacred. But these transactions are problematic. As with the law of supply and demand, when a country pays for captives, it’s likely to encourage more kidnappings. Just ask Israel."