New information emerging that the deal to swap five Taliban leaders for Sergeant Bowe Bergdahl may not have been the only option the White House was considering.
The Wall Street Journal reports the administration was also weighing plans to pay off the militants.
How much, is not known.
Another proposal – reportedly trade Bergdahl for an Afghan warlord who's currently serving a life sentence in the U.S. on drug charges.
The news is coming at the same time we're learning more about Bergdahl's recovery. An official telling CNN, Bergdahl is eating and sleeping on a normal schedule.
There is security outside his door. He is interacting with a small staff of less than 12 people and he's speaking to a group of professionals about his years in captivity.
Key information that could eventually be used to determine if Bergdahl did in fact desert his platoon.
Bergdahl hasn't received the hero's welcome many were suspecting. But he's not the first soldier that's happened to.
CNN's Ed Lavandera has more.View my Flipboard Magazine.