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  • Obama: 'No apologies' for trading Taliban detainees for Bowe Bergdahl

    President Obama said Thursday that he will “make no apologies” for trading five Taliban detainees for the release of Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl, defiantly pushing back against critics of the decision by referring to Bergdahl as a “...
  • On iconic Route 66, German and Italian POWs lie in American graves

    On iconic Route 66, German and Italian POWs lie in American graves
    Along America's most fabled road, Route 66, lie the almost forgotten graves of German and Italian prisoners of war brought to Oklahoma some 70 years ago and who now rest in the red soil of a former Wild West pioneer outpost. All but ignored by the...
  • Allen West calls for Obama impeachment, cites prisoner swap

    Allen West calls for Obama impeachment, cites prisoner swap
    Former Congressman Allen West wants his former colleagues in the U.S. House to file articles of impeachment against President Barack Obama. Citing the swap of five Taliban prisoners of war held by the U.S. at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, for Sgt. Bowe...
  • Rachel Marsden: Bergdahl swap a retro moment in the new Cold War

    PARIS -- U.S. President Barack Obama recently agreed to the release of five Taliban leaders from Guantanamo Bay prison in exchange for an alleged U.S. military deserter. It's great trade for the soldier, Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl, who will be reunited with his...
  • Michael Millman, champion of legal aid for the condemned, dies at 74

    Michael Millman, champion of legal aid for the condemned, dies at 74
    Michael George Millman, who devoted his life to improving legal services for prisoners facing execution, died of pancreatic cancer Saturday at his Oakland home. He was 74. Executive director of the San Francisco-based California Appellate Project for 30...
  • Freed U.S. soldier is a deserter, some who served with him say

    Freed U.S. soldier is a deserter, some who served with him say
    For nearly five years, Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl has been hailed as a hero: a prisoner of war captured while on combat duty in Afghanistan and held captive by the Taliban. But in the days since Bergdahl's high-profile release Saturday — celebrated...
  • Obama adamantly defends Taliban prisoner swap that freed U.S. soldier

    Obama adamantly defends Taliban prisoner swap that freed U.S. soldier
    The release of America's only prisoner of war in Afghanistan in a trade for five senior Taliban commanders in U.S. custody was over in minutes Saturday. But it followed 31/2 years of secret on-and-off negotiations that produced far less than the White...
  • 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....
  • The debate over bringing Sgt. Bergdahl home

    The loudest critics of the prisoner swap to free an Army sergeant held captive in Afghanistan since 2009 in exchange for five prisoners from Guantanamo Bay just happen to be from the party that started the war, opened the ethically challenged prison and...
  • Hailey, Idaho, town that waited, anxious for Bowe Bergdahl's return

    Hailey, Idaho, town that waited, anxious for Bowe Bergdahl's return
    This northern Rocky Mountains town, home to Bowe Bergdahl, went back to work Monday knowing it was one step closer to being whole again. Bergdahl, the last remaining prisoner of war in Afghanistan, was finally a free man. The development came...
  • Republicans demand hearings in Congress over soldier's release

    Republicans demand hearings in Congress over soldier's release
    Republican lawmakers angered by a White House deal to swap five Taliban prisoners for a captured U.S. soldier in Afghanistan on Monday demanded hearings over why the Obama administration reached the agreement without consulting Congress. Adding to...