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  • Bob Bergdahl: a war captive's father and his war at home

    Bob Bergdahl: a war captive's father and his war at home
    In 2011, during his long five-year vigil, waiting helplessly at home while his son was held by Taliban extremists half a world away, Bob Bergdahl made a personal video for the Pakistani government that he hoped would be delivered to his boy, Army Sgt....
  • Bergdahl homecoming party canceled; Hagel says wait for facts

    Bergdahl homecoming party canceled; Hagel says wait for facts
    Critics should wait for the facts before rushing to judge released Taliban detainee Sergeant Bowe Bergdahl, U.S. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel said on Wednesday. Some former comrades have accused Bergdahl - who was captured in unknown circumstances on...
  • 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

    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...
  • Was Sgt. Bergdahl 'worthy' of rescue? It's the wrong question.

    Was Sgt. Bergdahl 'worthy' of rescue? It's the wrong question.
    In the immediate aftermath of the announcement of the deal to win the release of Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl, objections focused on three issues. One was whether the price was too high, a reference to the release of five senior Taliban prisoners. Another was...
  • Senators' doubts persist as administration explains Bergdahl deal

    Senators' doubts persist as administration explains Bergdahl deal
    Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl appeared "drugged" and "very weak" in a Taliban video shown to senators Wednesday during a classified briefing, the administration's most broad-ranging consultation with lawmakers after a controversial prisoner swap. The Obama...
  • White House faces growing fury in Congress over Bowe Bergdahl deal

    White House faces growing fury in Congress over Bowe Bergdahl deal
    The White House struggled Wednesday to quell a political storm in Congress over the trade of five Taliban leaders for Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl and to repair relations with Democratic and Republican lawmakers outraged over the lack of consultation. The...
  • Taliban threatened to kill Bergdahl if details of prisoner swap leaked

    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...
  • 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....
  • 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...
  • Bringing home an American -- it's complicated

    Informed Americans are split down the middle on most important policy issues. So it is hard to win statewide or national elections on policy grounds — charisma counts, negative ads count, and all the other things most of us hate about politics...