"Local Taliban commanders threatened yesterday to kill a captured American soldier unless the U.S. military stops operations in two districts of southeastern Afghanistan. . . . The U.S. military has said the soldier was noticed missing during a routine check of the unit on June 30 and was "believed captured." The Taliban said on its Web site July 6 that it was holding the soldier, but it did not elaborate on his whereabouts, nor did it provide any proof such as a photo. The U.S. military has said it intercepted communications in which insurgents talked about holding an American. "
Why is this not a bigger story?
Why are more Americans (and the American media) more focused on the custody battle over Prince, Paris and Blanket?