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Chuck Hagel

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  • Back in U.S., Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl probably faces a long recovery

    Back in U.S., Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl probably faces a long recovery
    Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl, who returned to the U.S. on Friday in good physical condition, probably faces a lengthy recovery adjusting to life after five years of captivity in Afghanistan, Army medical specialists said. Bergdahl, 28, arrived at a near-...
  • Chuck Hagel defends Bowe Bergdahl swap in testimony before House panel

    Chuck Hagel defends Bowe Bergdahl swap in testimony before House panel
    Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel on Wednesday defended the swapping of Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl for five Taliban prisoners, insisting that the exchange was the "last, best chance" to get him back and did not violate a long-standing U.S. policy against...
  • Bergdahl to arrive Friday at Army hospital in Texas

    WASHINGTON Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl was scheduled to arrive Friday at an Army hospital in San Antonio, Texas, after spending almost two weeks in Germany for treatment after his five years in captivity by the Taliban. Rear Adm. John Kirby, the Pentagon press...
  • Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl arrives in U.S; release controversy continues

    Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl arrives in U.S; release controversy continues
    Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl landed in San Antonio early Friday morning, ending another leg in a journey that began when U.S. officials negotiated his release from Islamic insurgents in Afghanistan last month in exchange for sending five Afghan detainees to...
  • Hagel gets at least one thing right on the Bergdahl deal

    Of all the objections to the deal that won the release of Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl, the most potent is the irrefutable claim that the Obama administration violated a law requiring 30 days’ notice to Congress before a prisoner can be transferred from the...
  • Hagel, GOP critics clash at tense Bergdahl hearing

    WASHINGTON Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel on Wednesday vehemently defended the deal that freed Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl in sharp and at times angry exchanges with Republican lawmakers during the first open hearing on the controversial swap of war prisoners....
  • Rep. Rigell backs measure condemning detainee release

    Rep. Scott Rigell, R-Virginia Beach, said Wednesday he will offer a bipartisan House resolution officially condemning the release of the Guantanamo detainees used in the swap for American POW Bowe Bergdahl. Joining Rigell will be Reps. Reid Ribble, R-...
  • Members of Congress appear disengaged from Iraq's burgeoning crisis, expert says

    WASHINGTON The government of Iraq, where American soldiers fought and died for the better part of a decade, is in full retreat before an onslaught from a radical Islamist group dedicated to establishing an Islamic state in Iraq, Syria and Lebanon. But the...
  • Rigell part of bipartisan group condemning detainee release

    Rigell part of bipartisan group condemning detainee release
    Rep. Scott Rigell, R-Virginia Beach, said Wednesday he will offer a bipartisan House resolution officially condemning the release of Guantanamo detainees used in the swap for American POW Bowe Bergdahl. Joining Rigell will be Reps. Reid Ribble, R-Wisc....
  • Defense Secretary Hagel defends prisoner swap for POW Bergdahl

    Defense Secretary Hagel defends prisoner swap for POW Bergdahl
    Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel on Wednesday defended the U.S. decision to trade five Taliban leaders at Guantanamo for war prisoner Bowe Bergdahl, insisting it was the right move but admitting failure to tell lawmakers hurt trust with Congress. Hagel...
  • 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...