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  • Bergdahl charges stoke fresh criticism of prisoner swap

    The tough military charges against Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl have revived the questions and controversy surrounding President Barack Obama's decision to swap five Taliban detainees to secure his release, as well as the wisdom of the White House fanfare that followed.
  • Bergdahl charged despite torture, attempts to escape Taliban

    Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl says he was tortured repeatedly in the five years he was held captive by the Taliban: beaten with a copper cable, chained, held in a cage and threatened with execution after trying to escape. Bergdahl described his captivity in...

    Military: Bergdahl may face life in prison if convicted

    Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl, who abandoned his post in Afghanistan and was held captive for five years by the Taliban, was charged Wednesday by the U.S. military with desertion and misbehavior before the enemy and could get life in prison if convicted. The...

    Bowe Bergdahl, charged with desertion and more, details Taliban captivity

    Bowe Bergdahl, charged with desertion and more, details Taliban captivity
    The Obama administration's decision last year to swap Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl for five Taliban prisoners generated an intense political battle almost from the first day. On Wednesday, the 28-year-old Bergdahl was charged with desertion and...

    Guide to Bergdahl case that began with disappearance

    The charges of desertion and misbehavior before the enemy that now face Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl stem from his disappearance from his infantry unit in Afghanistan in 2009. It is believed that Bergdahl was held by the Taliban in Afghanistan until last May,...