Military Daring Special Ops rescue in Afghanistan: Why was kidnapped doc kept secret? (+video)

On Sunday, Special Operations Forces rescued a doctor held by the Taliban. Few Americans even knew a doctor had been kidnapped in Afghanistan – and that was by design.

By , Staff writer

Maya Alleruzzo/AP/File

The news that American doctor Dilip Joseph was rescued by US Special Operations Forces in a raid on a Taliban hideout Sunday came as a surprise to many who were unaware that the insurgent group was even holding a US hostage.