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  • 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

    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....
  • CIA's plan to retrench in Afghanistan worries U.S. military

    CIA's plan to retrench in Afghanistan worries U.S. military
    The CIA is planning to close its satellite bases in Afghanistan and pull all its personnel back to Kabul by early summer, an unexpectedly abrupt withdrawal that the U.S. military fears will deprive it of vital intelligence while thousands of American...
  • CIA, U.S. military at odds over Afghanistan pullback plan

    The CIA has made plans to close its network of secret bases in Afghanistan and pull its personnel back to Kabul this summer, an unexpectedly abrupt withdrawal that the U.S. military fears will deprive it of vital intelligence while thousands of American...
  • Bowe Bergdahl's captors: Who, where and why?

    Bowe Bergdahl's captors: Who, where and why?
    The armed Taliban fighters who captured Bowe Bergdahl in southeastern Afghanistan on June 30, 2009, quickly handed him to a far more dangerous group that shuttled him between hide-outs in Pakistan's rugged tribal belt for the next five years. For much...
  • 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...
  • 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....
  • 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...