SAN ANTONIO (AP) — A plane carrying Brittney Griner has landed in the United States. That’s nearly 10 months after the basketball star was detained in Russia and became the most high-profile American jailed abroad.
Griner was exchanged for notorious arms dealer Viktor Bout. A plane believed to be carrying her touched down at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland in Texas on Friday. The deal achieved a top goal for President Joe Biden. But it failed to win freedom for another American, Paul Whelan, who has been jailed for nearly four years.