As Anniversary Nears, Md. Man Remains In Cuban Prison - Cecil Daily: Regional News
Bob Corker (R-Tenn.), who may take a different position on Cuba, LeoGrande said. There have also been suggestions that the United States should consider a prisoner swap for Gross, similar to the one it carried out with the Taliban for U.S. Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl earlier this year. Smith, from the Center for International Policy, said Gross is a part of the larger U.S-Cuba relationship, as are three remaining Cuban spies in federal prison, much to the chagrin of the Cuban government. I would really like to see Gross releasedbut I dont expect the Cubans to release him without action on our part, said Smith, giving voice to a common theory that a prisoner swap is an option for Grosss release. What needs to be done is to take a different approach to Cuba to help secure the release of Gross, Smith said. There needs to be a move towards a policy of engaging with Cuba, not an agreement on every issue, but a dialogue, he said.