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  • Suspected Benghazi attack ringleader is captured by U.S.

    Suspected Benghazi attack ringleader is captured by U.S.
    In a secret raid Sunday, U.S. special operations troops captured the suspected  ringleader of the 2012 attack against two American government facilities in Benghazi, Libya, putting a key figure in the deadly assault in U.S. hands for the first time, U.S. ...
  • Freed U.S. soldier is a deserter, some who served with him say

    Freed U.S. soldier is a deserter, some who served with him say
    For nearly five years, Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl has been hailed as a hero: a prisoner of war captured while on combat duty in Afghanistan and held captive by the Taliban. But in the days since Bergdahl's high-profile release Saturday — celebrated...
  • White House-Congress rift over Bergdahl deal deepens

    White House-Congress rift over Bergdahl deal deepens
    WASHINGTON - A political storm over the trade of five Taliban inmates for a captured American soldier intensified on Monday when Obama administration officials told lawmakers that up to 90 people within the administration - but no members of Congress -...
  • Video shows Bergdahl's release: 'Come back ... you won't leave alive'

    Video shows Bergdahl's release: 'Come back ... you won't leave alive'
    A dazed Bowe Bergdahl is led by two militants, one carrying a makeshift white flag on a stick, to a Blackhawk helicopter in eastern Afghanistan ending his five years in captivity, a video released by the Taliban showed Wednesday. In the first publicly...
  • Bowe Bergdahl's family praises release, sends love via news media

    Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl's parents sent him a public message from Idaho one day after the Taliban released him in exchange for five Guantanamo Bay detainees. Bergdahl is being treated at a U.S. military hospital in Landstuhl, Germany, and has not yet...
  • Deluged with complaints, Hailey, Idaho, cancels party for Bowe Bergdahl

    Deluged with complaints, Hailey, Idaho, cancels party for Bowe Bergdahl
    The controversy over whether the U.S. should have traded five members of the Taliban for Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl reached all the way to Hailey, Idaho, on Wednesday, as the soldier’s hometown canceled its celebration of his freedom amid threats and...
  • Western couple missing in Afghanistan plead for help in videos

    Hoping to take advantage of the publicity surrounding the release of U.S. Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl, the family of a then-pregnant American woman who went missing with her Canadian husband in Afghanistan in 2012 has shared two videos it received of the...
  • Taliban threatened to kill Bergdahl if details of prisoner swap leaked

    Obama administration officials have told lawmakers they didn’t give Congress advance notice of a prisoner exchange with the Taliban last week because the Taliban had threatened to kill Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl if news of the pending trade deal leaked...
  • Obama's swap for Bergdahl: A presidential power play?

    In the wake of the prisoner swap that resulted in Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl's release by the Taliban, questions are rightly being asked about the deal's legal justifications. In fact, the Obama administration did not comply with statutory requirements that it...
  • Bergdahl's free, but at what cost?

    There he goes again. At a press conference in Brussels Thursday, President Obama was asked if he was surprised by the controversy over his decision to trade Bowe Bergdahl for five high-ranking Taliban leaders. His response was vintage Obama: "I'm never...
  • Most of 5 freed Taliban prisoners have less than hard-core pasts

    Most of 5 freed Taliban prisoners have less than hard-core pasts
    Arriving in the western Afghanistan city of Herat in the late 1990s during Taliban rule, Pakistani journalist Rahimullah Yusufzai expected a locked-down, cowering population. Instead, he heard residents openly criticize the militant Islamic movement. At...