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Bergdahl arrives at Texas medical facility in next phase of ‘reintegration process’

Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl, who spent five years as a Taliban prisoner of war before being released on May 31, has arrived at an Army medical center in Texas where he will receive further treatment, the Pentagon said on Friday. Rear Admiral John Kirby, a Pentagon spokesman, said Bergdahl left…

Ex-POW Bowe Bergdahl set to return to U.S. on Friday

Bowe Bergdahl to return to US on Friday (via AFP) The American soldier released by Afghan insurgents in a swap with the Taliban will return to the United States on Friday after undergoing medical treatment at a military hospital in Germany, a US defense official said Thursday. Bowe Bergdahl was…

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

Taliban swap for US soldier was ‘tough call’: Hagel (via AFP) 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…

Bowe Bergdahl held in solitary confinement for weeks during Taliban captivity

U.S. Army Sergeant Bowe Bergdahl has said he was held in solitary confinement for long periods during five years in Taliban captivity, according to a U.S. military official who said he has skin and gum disorders and has not yet spoken to his parents. Bergdahl, who was released on May…

Bowe Bergdahl’s parents receive death threats

FBI investigates threats sent to father of American soldier as further details emerge about harsh conditions of his captivity US authorities are investigating death threats sent to the parents of Bowe Bergdahl, the American soldier released by the Taliban last week after five years in captivity. The FBI is examining…

Bowe Bergdahl’s hometown cancels rally amid anger over deal for his release

By David Alexander and Phil Stewart KABUL (Reuters) – The political uproar over the prisoner swap that won the release of U.S. Army Sergeant Bowe Bergdahl from Taliban captivity intensified on Wednesday when his hometown canceled plans for a rally celebrating his return amid allegations that he deserted. The Taliban…

Conservative bloggers were for Bergdahl release until Obama did it

It turns out some of the Obama administration’s most dogged critics were for the release of Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl – “using all means available, including force” – before they were against it. PJ Media promoted a White House petition in January calling for the release of the soldier held captive…

Freed soldier Bowe Bergdahl may face discipline for leaving his post: general

Sergeant Bowe Bergdahl, recently released after five years as a captive of the Taliban, may still be disciplined if the army finds evidence of misconduct, the US military’s top officer said Tuesday General Martin Dempsey, the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, was speaking after claims from members of…

Soldiers, families resent Bergdahl release: ‘People died looking for his dumb *ss’

Robert Andrews believes his own son might still be alive if U.S. Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl had not gone missing from his Afghan guard post on June 30, 2009. As Bergdahl emerges from five years of Taliban captivity, former comrades are accusing him of walking away from his unit and…

Republicans demand congressional hearings over prisoner swap for Bowe Bergdahl

By Patricia Zengerle and David Alexander WASHINGTON (Reuters) – 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 criticism of the decision…

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