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  • Taliban aims for propaganda points with release of new Bergdahl video

    By releasing a 17-minute video showing the handover of Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl to U.S. forces in Afghanistan, the Taliban sought to build Wednesday on what the militants have described as a major propaganda victory. Bergdahl was freed Saturday as part...
  • Critics attack soldier swap

    Critics attack soldier swap
    The release of America's only prisoner of war in Afghanistan in a trade for five senior Taliban commanders from U.S. custody took only minutes Saturday. But it followed 31/2 years of secret on-and-off negotiations that produced far less than the White...
  • Bob Bergdahl: a war captive's father and his war at home

    Bob Bergdahl: a war captive's father and his war at home
    In 2011, during his long five-year vigil, waiting helplessly at home while his son was held by Taliban extremists half a world away, Bob Bergdahl made a personal video for the Pakistani government that he hoped would be delivered to his boy, Army Sgt....
  • White House faces growing fury in Congress over Bowe Bergdahl deal

    White House faces growing fury in Congress over Bowe Bergdahl deal
    The White House struggled Wednesday to quell a political storm in Congress over the trade of five Taliban leaders for Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl and to repair relations with Democratic and Republican lawmakers outraged over the lack of consultation. The...
  • 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...
  • A day to honor all veterans [Editorial]

    Today is the 70th anniversary of D-Day, the massive invasion of Normandy that cost the lives of 9,000 Allied soldiers. It is a day not only for recalling the heroic efforts of those who stormed the beaches that day but of the World War II generation...
  • Mikulski, noting Bergdahl, presses Obama on detainees from Md.

    Mikulski, noting Bergdahl, presses Obama on detainees from Md.
    Sen. Barbara A. Mikulski called on the Obama administration Thursday to turn its attention to two Marylanders who are being detained overseas and argued that the recent release of Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl raised significant questions for U.S. efforts to...
  • Bringing home an American -- it's complicated

    Informed Americans are split down the middle on most important policy issues. So it is hard to win statewide or national elections on policy grounds — charisma counts, negative ads count, and all the other things most of us hate about politics...
  • 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...
  • Did Sgt. Bergdahl deserve to be rescued?

    There's a new trend in American politics. Call it the "Benghazi Syndrome." It used to be, when our nation was attacked, as on September 11, Americans rallied behind the president and said: "Let's go get the guys who did this to us." No longer. When...