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Chuck Hagel

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  • Taliban releases American soldier after five years; prisoners exchanged

    Taliban releases American soldier after five years; prisoners exchanged
    Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl, a captive of the Taliban for nearly five years, has been released to the U.S. military in Afghanistan in exchange for the release of five Afghan prisoners held at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. Bergdahl, an Idaho native, was 23 went he...
  • U.S. Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl freed in Taliban prisoner exchange

    Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl, a Taliban captive for nearly five years, was handed over Saturday to the U.S. military in Afghanistan in a negotiated exchange for the release of five senior Taliban detainees at the U.S. prison in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba....
  • Obama on release of American soldier: 'Bowe was never forgotten'

    Appearing at the White House with the parents of Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl, President Obama said Saturday that he spoke for all Americans in sharing in the joy the family felt about their son's release from Taliban custody. "While Bowe was gone he was...
  • Freed U.S. soldier Bergdahl flown out of Afghanistan

    Freed U.S. soldier Bergdahl flown out of Afghanistan
    The sole American prisoner of war held in Afghanistan was flown to a U.S. military hospital in Germany on Sunday after being freed in a swap deal for five Taliban militants who were released from the Guantanamo Bay prison in Cuba. Army Sergeant Bowe...
  • Hagel says U.S. acted swiftly to protect ex-POW Bowe Bergdahl's safety

    Hagel says U.S. acted swiftly to protect ex-POW Bowe Bergdahl's safety
    Senior Republicans on Sunday criticized President Obama for releasing five Taliban prisoners to secure the return of an American prisoner of war, arguing that it breached longstanding U.S. policy against negotiating with terrorists. ¬† “What does...
  • 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...
  • Republicans criticize prisoner swap that freed Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl

    Senior Republicans criticized President Obama on Sunday for releasing five high-ranking Taliban prisoners to secure the return of an American prisoner of war, arguing that it breached longstanding U.S. policy against negotiating with terrorists....
  • Obama well within his right to release captured American solider

    An American son is coming home. This event should be memorialized. President Barack Obama and Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel did a resplendent job of forging such a prisoner exchange agreement with the Taliban to get our man — Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl...
  • Freeing Sgt. Bergdahl: Why it was a good deal for all Americans

     Freeing Sgt. Bergdahl: Why it was a good deal for all Americans
    The release of Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl, a captive of Islamist extremists for almost five years, is good news not only for his family but for all Americans. But the price the Obama administration paid for the 28-year-old soldier's repatriation was freedom for...
  • Pentagon weighs sending Manning to civilian prison for gender treatment

      The Pentagon is considering transferring Pvt. Chelsea Manning, convicted of leaking national security materials, to a civilian prison for treatment of her gender disorder, officials confirmed on Wednesday. Speaking to reporters in Saudi Arabia,...
  • Return of Blue Angels highlights Naval Academy Commissioning Week

    Return of Blue Angels highlights Naval Academy Commissioning Week
    Annapolis and the Naval Academy are preparing for a week of festivities to mark the end of the academic year and the commissioning of a new batch of officers — including a return of the Navy's Blue Angels elite flight team. The Blue Angels have...