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Prisoners and Detainees

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  • Louis Zamperini, inspiration for 'Unbroken,' dead at 97

    Louis Zamperini, inspiration for 'Unbroken,' dead at 97
    Louis Zamperini, an American prisoner of war in World War Two and Olympic runner whose life inspired the book and upcoming feature film "Unbroken," has died at age 97. Zamperini died after a 40-day bout with pneumonia, his family said on Thursday in a...
  • Leave no soldier behind: Plenty of precedent for prisoner exchange

    Leave no soldier behind: Plenty of precedent for prisoner exchange
    "The United States has always had a pretty sacred rule," President Barack Obama said in response to those who criticized his decision to exchange five Guantanamo detainees for Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl. "We don't leave our men or women in uniform behind....
  • Amid Bergdahl furor, lawmakers face political temptations and risks

    Almost as soon as hearty congratulations were issued by lawmakers last week over Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl's release from captivity in Afghanistan, some were just as swiftly withdrawn. "A grateful America thanks you for your service," Sen. Thad Cochran...
  • WLRN film tells stories of Florida Jews in the military

    WLRN film tells stories of Florida Jews in the military
    A natural storyteller, Steve Waxman just had to share what he found at the Jewish Museum of Florida-FIU three years ago. The "Jews in the Military" exhibit spoke to the South Florida filmmaker of heroes — both known and unsung — who'd risked...
  • Bring Bergdahl back for court martial [Letter]

    Bring Bergdahl back for court martial [Letter]
    I served 24 years in the United States Army, 21 of them in Special Forces, and I fought in two combat campaigns, El Salvador and Operation Iraqi Freedom. Command Sgt. Major Dan Pitzer, a former prisoner of war in Vietnam and later a senior civilian...
  • White House plans more transfers from Guantanamo prison

    The White House is making plans to transfer more detainees from the U.S. military prison at Guantanamo Bay despite the mounting political furor over the exchange of five Taliban prisoners for Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl, officials said Tuesday. Caitlin...
  • Official: More transfers from Guantanamo prison not 'imminent'

    Official: More transfers from Guantanamo prison not 'imminent'
    The Obama administration is working on more transfers out of the Guantanamo Bay detention center in the wake of last week's release of five Taliban fighters but said Wednesday it doesn't have a time line for progress. One national security official said...
  • 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...
  • Will Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl be the Democrats' albatross?

    Will Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl be the Democrats' albatross?
    The controversy over the trade of five Taliban prisoners for Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl continues to grow with allegations that President Barack Obama violated federal law and paid too high a price for the release. However, the biggest problem for the...
  • 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....
  • 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...