Afghan war orphan remains with Marine accused of abduction

An Afghan refugee family alleges a U.S. Marine abducted their baby. But two months after an AP report on the high-stakes legal fight over the child raised alarms at the highest levels of government, from the White House to the Taliban, the baby remains with U.S Marine Corps Major Joshua Mast and his family. The Masts claim in court documents that they legally adopted the child and that the Afghan couple’s accusations are “outrageous” and “unmerited.” Now the U.S. government has tried to intervene, saying the adoption should have never been granted.