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  • Bergdahl, freed POW, arrives at Army medical center in Texas: Pentagon

    Bergdahl, freed POW, arrives at Army medical center in Texas: Pentagon
    Army Sergeant Bowe Bergdahl, who spent five years as a Taliban prisoner of war before being released on May 31, has arrived at an Army medical center in Texas where he will receive further treatment, the Pentagon said on Friday. Rear Admiral John Kirby,...
  • Army begins probe in former POW Bergdahl's disappearance

    Army begins probe in former POW Bergdahl's disappearance
    The U.S. military said on Monday it had begun an investigation into the 2009 disappearance in Afghanistan of Bowe Bergdahl, the U.S. soldier freed last month after five years in Taliban captivity. "The Army has initiated its investigation into the facts...
  • Growing interest in US Navy base at Guantanamo after prisoner exchange

    GUANTANAMO BAY NAVY BASE, Cuba The Pentagon airlifted special prosecutors and an unusually large contingent of reporters to the U.S. Navy base at Guantanamo Saturday, in a trip that departed from the typical in several respects. First, the Defense...
  • 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....
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  • General appointed to investigate Bergdahl's disappearance

    General appointed to investigate Bergdahl's disappearance
    The U.S. military has appointed a two-star general to investigate the circumstances under which Bowe Bergdahl, the U.S. soldier recently freed after five years in Taliban captivity, disappeared in eastern Afghanistan in 2009, a U.S. official said on...
  • 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...
  • Explosions rock Baghdad; militants post gruesome execution photos

    Explosions rock Baghdad; militants post gruesome execution photos
    Gruesome photos posted online Sunday by an Al Qaeda splinter group show the summary executions of dozens of captive Iraqi soldiers in the group's attack on a city in central Iraq and are believed to be authentic, military officials have acknowledged....
  • 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...
  • POW/MIA Flag Should Fly

    Regarding the editorial "Time To Take Down The POW-MIA Flags" [June 6, courantopinion.com], MIA soldiers should always be considered as POW until verification of remains. Korea and Vietnam still have service members listed as missing. To decide to...