Chuck Hagel: Bowe Bergdahl deal was 'last, best opportunity' to ensure his freedom
Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel listens during a hearing before the House Armed Services Committee June 11, 2014 [AFP]

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 exchange…

[Image via Agence France-Presse]