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02/08/2013 11:08 am ET

John Brennan POW Bracelet Makes Appearance At Hearing, Honors Bowe Bergdahl

CIA director nominee John Brennan sent a powerful message on Thursday when he wore an accessory that honored prisoner of war Bowe Bergdahl, an American captive held by the Taliban since 2009.

Bergdahl went missing in Afghanistan on June 30, 2009. The Taliban released videos of Bergdahl, demanding $1 billion and the release of 21 Afghan prisoners in exchange for his release, according to the POW Network.

In addition to the bright yellow POW bracelet, Brennan wore a black "9/11 Memorial" bracelet that read "United By Hope" on the reverse side.

Brennan faced questions from the Senate Intelligence Committee on Thursday during his confirmation hearing. The leak of a White House document outlining drone strikes was a prominent issue during the confirmation hearing.

Brennan's hearing was interrupted by Code Pink protestors, resulting in a brief recess issued by Senate Intelligence Committee Chair Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.).

See photo of Brennan wearing the POW Bowe Bergdahl bracelet below:

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