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Obama Defends Swap Of Taliban Detainees For Army Sgt. Bergdahl

By Kathleen Hennessey and Christi Parsons, Tribune Washington Bureau WARSAW — President Barack Obama defended his administration’s decision to trade Taliban detainees for the release of Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl on Tuesday, saying there wasn’t time to consult with Congress as he followed the “pretty sacred rule” that Americans don’t leave men and women in uniform […]

June 3, 2014

Republicans Criticize Prisoner Swap That Freed Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl

By David S. Cloud, Tribune Washington Bureau WASHINGTON — Senior Republicans criticized President Barack 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. Administration officials strongly defended the swap, saying Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl’s health […]

June 2, 2014