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Bergdahl Becomes An Outpatient At Texas Military Base

By Matt Pearce, Los Angeles Times Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl’s long road to recovery took another step forward Sunday when military officials announced that the former prisoner-of-war had become an outpatient at the Texas military base where he is being treated. Bergdahl, 28, had been receiving inpatient treatment at the Brooke Army Medical Center at […]

June 23, 2014

Hagel Stands Up For ‘Tough Call’ To Trade Taliban Prisoners For Bergdahl

By David S. Cloud, Tribune Washington Bureau WASHINGTON — 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 negotiating with terrorists. Hagel, in the first […]

June 12, 2014

White House Briefing Fails To Calm Bergdahl Storm

By William Douglas and John Moritz, McClatchy Washington Bureau WASHINGTON — The Obama administration suggested Monday that the deal to swap five Taliban detainees for Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl could rekindle peace negotiations between the terrorist group and Afghan government. The suggestion of a possible benefit from the deal came as the White House continued to […]

June 10, 2014

Kerry Says Five Released Taliban Risk Death If They Fight Again

By Katherine Skiba, Chicago Tribune WASHINGTON — Secretary of State John F. Kerry, in his first remarks on the prisoner swap involving American soldier Bowe Bergdahl, warned Sunday that the five released Taliban leaders risk being killed by the United States if they re-enter the fight. He spoke as reports emerged that Bergdahl, held for five […]

June 9, 2014

In Bergdahl Case, ‘Conservatives’ Ignore Basic American Principles

What the Bowe Bergdahl saga demonstrates beyond question – to anyone who still nurtured any doubt – is that the Republican right will junk just about any basic American value to satisfy its hatred of Barack Obama. Fair play, due process, respect for families and the military: To most if not all so-called conservatives, none […]

June 5, 2014

Right-Wing Hypocrites Demand Obama Secure Bergdahl’s Release… Until He Does

You’ve got to hand it to American conservatives. They may not be rational, but at least they’re consistent. They can kick, scream and clamor for something with relentless fervor… until President Obama does it, in which case it becomes the epitome of evil and irresponsibility. The recent release of the last known American prisoner of […]

June 4, 2014

Exchange Of Idaho Soldier Bowe Bergdahl For Taliban Detainees Sets Off Debate

By Hannah Allam and James Rosen McClatchy Washington Bureau (MCT) WASHINGTON _ An American soldier who spent nearly five years in Taliban captivity was freed Saturday in exchange for five members of the Taliban who’d been imprisoned for years at the U.S. detention center at Guantanamo Bay, in an unprecedented prisoner exchange that sparked both […]

June 1, 2014