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Bowe Bergdahl Captive Soldier

U.S. Army Refers Bowe Bergdahl Case To Commander, Punishment Possible

Reuters | Posted 12.23.2014 | Politics

(Adds comment from defense attorney, details on case) By Phil Stewart WASHINGTON, Dec 22 (Reuters) - A U.S. general will...

Bowe Bergdahl's Lawyer: Fox News Vilified My Client To 'Bludgeon' Obama

HuffPost Live | Rahel Gebreyes | Posted 07.21.2014 | HuffPost Live 321

As the investigation surrounding Bowe Bergdahl’s complicated story begins, Bergdahl's attorney Eugene Fidell is speaking out against his client’s ...

Jennifer Bendery

Bowe Bergdahl Reportedly Refusing To Speak To Parents

HuffingtonPost.com | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 07.15.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl has refused to see his parents or talk to them on the phone since he was released from captivity in Pakistan, the Wal...

Bergdahl Is Back In The U.S.

AP | Posted 08.12.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — Bowe Bergdahl, the Army sergeant who has been recovering in Germany after five years as a Taliban captive, returned to the United ...

U.S. Official: Bergdahl Says He Was Tortured By Taliban

AP | LOLITA C. BALDOR | Posted 08.08.2014 | Politics

PARIS (AP) — U.S. Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl has told people treating him at an American military medical facility in Germany that he was tortured, beaten a...

Sunday Roundup

Arianna Huffington | Posted 08.07.2014 | Politics
Arianna Huffington

With Friday's numbers showing the addition of 217,000 jobs, the U.S. finally restored the 9 million jobs lost in the recession -- five years after it supposedly ended. But we can keep the champagne on the shelf: we still need an estimated 7 million more jobs to keep up with population growth; if we count those who've dropped out of the labor force, our current unemployment rate would actually be 9.7 percent; and, adjusting for inflation, hourly wages are actually lower now than at the end of the recession. So we may have recovered 9 million jobs, but we seem to have lost all sense of urgency about saving the middle class. Meanwhile, the swap of Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl for five detainees held at Guantanamo was as messy and ambiguous as the overlong war it sprung out of.

Ex-Con Who Ran Crazy Hostage Conspiracy Has A Bergdahl Theory

The Huffington Post | Igor Bobic | Posted 06.07.2014 | Politics

Former Lt. Col. Oliver North continued his campaign against the Obama administration on Friday, accusing officials of needlessly trading five detaine...

Lawmakers Scrub Initial Praise Of Bowe Bergdahl Off The Internet

AP | Donna Cassata | Posted 06.07.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — Republicans and Democrats who initially praised the release of Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl after his five years in captivity quickly scrubb...

Senators Admit Leaving Classified Hearing On Bergdahl Early

The Huffington Post | Igor Bobic | Posted 06.06.2014 | Politics

Obama administration officials held a closed-door, classified briefing on Wednesday in which they spent more than two hours detailing to senators the ...

Senator: Officials Had Reason To Believe Bergdahl May Have Been Killed Had Deal Been Leaked

The Huffington Post | Igor Bobic | Posted 06.06.2014 | Politics

The Obama administration had reason to believe that U.S. Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl's life would have been in serious danger had negotiations for his rel...

Carol Hartsell

Wait, Why Are You Asking Us?

HuffingtonPost.com | Carol Hartsell | Posted 06.05.2014 | Media

The increasingly complicated story of Bowe Bergdahl is the top headline for every cable news outlet, but instead of actually providing information, an...

When Fox News Declared War on a Military Family

Eric Boehlert | Posted 08.04.2014 | Media
Eric Boehlert

I don't think we've ever seen a dedicated media campaign to not only undermine a returning prisoner of war, but to also cast doubt onto the soldier's family; to portray them as un-American even as they prepare for their reunion.

Taliban Video Purportedly Shows Bergdahl Transfer

Reuters | Posted 08.03.2014 | World

By Jessica Donati and Hamid Shalizi KABUL, June 4 (Reuters) - A dazed Bowe Bergdahl is led by two militants, one carrying a makeshift ...

Sabrina Siddiqui

Republicans Suggest Obama Broke Law To Get Bowe Bergdahl Home

HuffingtonPost.com | Sabrina Siddiqui | Posted 06.03.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Leading congressional Republicans sharply criticized the Obama administration on Tuesday for not consulting with Congress over the relea...

Backlash About Bergdahl

Lt. Gen. Clarence E. McKnight Jr. | Posted 08.03.2014 | Politics
Lt. Gen. Clarence E. McKnight Jr.

The Obama administration's decision to swap five leaders of the Taliban, all of them committed terrorists who will soon return to their ghastly business, for Sergeant Bowe Bergdahl is incomprehensible to anyone who knows the first thing about national security.

GOP Strategists Are Arranging Media Interviews To Attack Bowe Bergdahl

The Huffington Post | Igor Bobic | Posted 06.03.2014 | Politics

The New York Times published a captivating story on Monday recounting the anger and disillusionment amid the men that served with U.S. Army Sgt. Bowe ...

Hillary Clinton Defends Prisoner Swap

AP | NICHOLAS RICCARDI | Posted 08.03.2014 | Politics

BROOMFIELD, Colo. (AP) — Hillary Rodham Clinton gave a measured defense Monday of the Obama administration's controversial decision to swap five Gua...

Here's Everything You Need To Know About Bowe Bergdahl, The U.S. Captive Returning Home

The Huffington Post | Paige Lavender | Posted 06.02.2014 | Politics

U.S. Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl, the only known American prisoner of war in Afghanistan, is finally coming back to the United States. Bergdahl was han...

Afghan Gov't Protests U.S. Deal To Free Taliban Prisoners

Reuters | Jessica Donati and Mirwais Harooni | Posted 08.01.2014 | World

KABUL, June 2 (Reuters) - Afghanistan's government protested against a U.S. deal to free five high-ranking Taliban militants in exchange for a U.S. ...

Freed Soldier's Hometown Prepares Homecoming

AP | KIMBERLEE KRUESI and BOB MOEN | Posted 06.02.2014 | Politics

HAILEY, Idaho (AP) — The news of U.S. Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl's release from captivity Saturday spread quickly in his hometown in southern Idaho, an...

GOP Lawmakers Say Obama's Prisoner Exchange Violated Law

AP | DARLENE SUPERVILLE | Posted 06.02.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — Two Republican lawmakers on Saturday accused President Barack Obama of breaking the law by approving the release of five Afghan de...

Father Of Prisoner Of War Promises Captive Son 'You Will Come Home'

AP | STACY A. ANDERSON | Posted 05.27.2012 | DC

WASHINGTON -- The father of a U.S. soldier who was taken prisoner in Afghanistan thanked the motorcycle riders of Rolling Thunder on Sunday for raisin...

America's Last Living Prisoner Of War

Time Lightbox | Nate Rawlings | Posted 05.18.2012 | World

During the ten and a half years that Americans have been fighting in Afghanistan, as tens of thousands of troops have rotated in and out of the combat...

Taliban Captive's Family Reveals Prisoner Swap Negotiation

Reuters | Posted 05.10.2012 | World

BY Missy Ryan WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The family of Bowe Bergdahl, a U.S. soldier held prisoner by the Taliban since 2009, says it is frustrated th...

Father Of Captured U.S. Soldier Seeks Pakistan's Help

AP | By JOHN MILLER | Posted 07.07.2011 | World

BOISE, Idaho -- In a rare public appeal, the father of a U.S. soldier held captive in the Afghan war has sought the help of Pakistan's military in sec...