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  • 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...
  • Obama makes 'no apologies' for Bergdahl-Taliban prisoner exchange

    Obama makes 'no apologies' for Bergdahl-Taliban prisoner exchange
    President Obama said Thursday he would not apologize for trading five Taliban detainees for Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl, who the White House says could have been killed if details had leaked before his release last weekend. Speaking in Brussels, Obama...
  • U.S. drone strike reported in Pakistan, ending 5-month pause

    A U.S. drone aircraft struck suspected militants in Pakistan’s tribal areas on Wednesday, breaking a five-month pause in the attacks, Pakistani security officials said. Officials said the unmanned aircraft fired two missiles, hitting a car and a...
  • 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...
  • Sgt. Bergdahl and the US departure from Afghanistan

    Soon we shall get to the bottom of the swap of five Taliban kingpins from the Guantanamo Bay detention facility for one Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl. In time we will learn whether Bergdahl really served with "honor and distinction" and was "captured on the...
  • Bowe Bergdahl headed home to U.S., will land in Texas on Friday

    Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl, captured by Taliban members in 2009, is en route to the United States, according to military officials. Bergdahl, who had been receiving treatment at a military hospital in Germany since his release May 31, will arrive in San...
  • 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....
  • 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...
  • 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....
  • Afghan soldier who killed U.S. general is identified

    Afghan soldier who killed U.S. general is identified
    The gunman who killed a U.S. Army major general and wounded several others at a military university in Afghanistan was identified by officials Wednesday as an Afghan soldier in his 20s who was carrying a NATO-issued assault rifle. The gunman, who...
  • Army investigators finish questioning Bergdahl about his 2009 capture

    Army investigators wrapped up two days of questioning Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl Thursday as part of an investigation into his 2009 disappearance from his base in Afghanistan, and his subsequent capture that led to nearly five years of Taliban captivity....