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Chuck Hagel: Bowe Bergdahl deal was ‘last, best opportunity’ to ensure his freedom

By Agence France-Presse
Wednesday, June 11, 2014 20:51 EDT
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Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel listens during a hearing before the House Armed Services Committee June 11, 2014 [AFP]
 
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Pentagon chief Chuck Hagel staunchly defended Wednesday the swap of five Taliban detainees for a US soldier as a “tough” but necessary move to secure Sergeant Bowe Bergdahl’s release. Facing a barrage of criticism from lawmakers, Hagel said the exchange…

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