Griner case latest in string of high-profile prisoner swaps


              WNBA star Brittney Griner deplanes at Kelly Field in San Antonio, Texas, following her release in a prisoner swap with Russia, Friday, Dec. 9, 2022. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)
            
              FILE - This archive image shows U.S. pilot Francis Gary Powers. Negotiations between the U.S. and Russia led to basketball star Brittney Griner's return to the U.S. on Friday, Dec. 9, 2022, in exchange for notorious arms dealer Viktor Bout. It is the latest in a series of high-profile prisoner swaps involving Americans detained abroad, one of whom was high-altitude U-2 spy plane pilot Powers, who had been shot down over the Soviet Union in 1960 and was exchanged on a German bridge for Russian spy Col. Rudolph Abel. (AP Photo, File)
            
              FILE - Joey and Paula Reed pose for a photo with a portrait of their son, Marine veteran and Russian prisoner Trevor Reed, at their home in Fort Worth, Texas, Feb. 15, 2022. Negotiations between the U.S. and Russia led to basketball star Brittney Griner's return to the U.S. on Friday, Dec. 9, 2022, in exchange for notorious arms dealer Viktor Bout. It is the latest in a series of high-profile prisoner swaps involving Americans detained abroad, one of whom was Reed, an American imprisoned in Russia for nearly three years. He was swapped for Konstantin Yaroshenko, a Russian pilot who had been serving a 20-year federal sentence for conspiring to smuggle cocaine into the U.S. (AP Photo/LM Otero, File)
            FILE - Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl arrives for a pretrial hearing at Fort Bragg, N.C., Jan. 12, 2016. Negotiations between the U.S. and Russia led to basketball star Brittney Griner's return to the U.S. on Friday, Dec. 9, 2022, in exchange for notorious arms dealer Viktor Bout. It is the latest in a series of high-profile prisoner swaps involving Americans detained abroad, one of whom was Bergdahl. He was handed over to U.S. special forces in May 2014 after nearly five years in captivity in Afghanistan, and arrived at Brooke Army Medical Center at Fort Sam Houston in San Antonio in the June 2014. In exchange, the U.S. released five Taliban prisoners being held at the U.S. military prison at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. (AP Photo/Ted Richardson, File)
Griner case latest in string of high-profile prisoner swaps