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  • 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...
  • NVAM show displays the surrealism of war

    NVAM show displays the surrealism of war
    How to make sense of war? Between the daily news and the history books, war is mostly explained in terms of religious difference, power struggle, economic imbalance and historical injustice. This is as true for the recent actions of the Islamic State, the...
  • We knew this was coming...

     
    Gitmo detainees seek religious freedoms, cite Hobby Lobby ruling Lawyers for Guantanamo Bay detainees have filed motions asking U.S. courts to stop officials from barring the inmates from participating in communal prayers during Ramadan, claiming their...
  • 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...
  • The post in which I agree, I fear, with John McCain and others in the GOP criticizing the prisoner swap.

     
    I listened to nearly all the sabbath gasbag chatter today about his weekend’s prisoner swap -- in which the U.S. released five Taliban fighters from the prison at Guantanamo Bay in exchange for Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl, who was held captive......
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Dangerous? Guantanamo 5 may not all live up to description

    Dangerous? Guantanamo 5 may not all live up to description
    Critics of the Obama administration's deal to swap five Taliban detainees at the U.S. prison at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, for U.S. Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl have characterized the five as dangerous extremists whose release could endanger U.S. security. Sen....
  • Bowe Bergdahl's captors: Who, where and why?

    The armed Taliban fighters who captured Bowe Bergdahl in southeastern Afghanistan on June 30, 2009, quickly handed him to a far more dangerous group that shuttled him between hide-outs in Pakistan's rugged tribal belt for the next five years. For much...
  • White House plans more transfers from Guantanamo prison

    The White House is making plans to transfer more detainees from the U.S. military prison at Guantanamo Bay despite the mounting political furor over the exchange of five Taliban prisoners for Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl, officials said Tuesday. Caitlin...