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Igor Bobic

Sergeant Bowe Bergdahl Charged With Desertion | Igor Bobic | Posted 03.26.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The U.S. military announced Wednesday that it has charged Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl with one count of desertion and one count of misbehavior be...

The U.S. Is Being Hypocritical on Hostage Exchanges

Daniel R. DePetris | Posted 03.30.2015 | World
Daniel R. DePetris

Didn't the White House negotiate with the Taliban in Afghanistan in order to gain the release of Bowe Bergdahl -- an American soldier who was held by the Haqqani Network for close to five years?

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

Reuters | Posted 02.21.2015 | Politics

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

Former U.S. POW Bowe Bergdahl Wants To Attend College, Lawyer Says

Reuters | Posted 10.20.2014 | Politics

By Jim Forsyth SAN ANTONIO, Aug 20 (Reuters) - Freed U.S. prisoner of war Bowe Bergdahl, who spent five years as a captive of the Tali...

Michael McAuliff

House Committee Votes To Condemn Obama For Prisoner Swap | Michael McAuliff | Posted 07.30.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A House committee voted Tuesday to condemn President Barack Obama for failing to notify Congress ahead of the May prisoner swap that won...

Jennifer Bendery

Bowe Bergdahl Reportedly Refusing To Speak To Parents | 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...

David McCabe

Afghan Presidential Candidate Has Concerns About Bowe Bergdahl Swap | David McCabe | Posted 06.12.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- One of the men vying to become Afghanistan's next president said Thursday he was worried that the five Taliban detainees swapped for U.S...

Chuck Hagel: I Take Responsibility Of Bowe Bergdahl Prisoner Swap 'Damn Seriously'

AP/The Huffington Post | Posted 06.11.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel is telling Congress that Qatar officials negotiating the release of captured Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl...

Michael McAuliff

Boehner: Bergdahl Trade Will Cost American Lives | Michael McAuliff | Posted 06.10.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) hammered the White House Tuesday over the prisoner swap that freed Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl, a U.S. prison...

Death Threats Against Bowe Bergdahl's Family Investigated By FBI

Reuters | Posted 08.07.2014 | Crime

By Laura Zuckerman SALMON, Idaho, June 7 (Reuters) - The father of Bowe Bergdahl, the Idaho soldier released from captivity in a controversial pris...

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...

Hillary Clinton On Bergdahl Swap: 'We Bring Everybody Home'

The Huffington Post | Andrew Hart | Posted 06.07.2014 | Politics

Hillary Clinton defended President Obama's decision to negotiate the release of American prisoner of war Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl in exchange for five Talib...

Rand Paul: Trade Hillary Clinton To The Taliban, Not Guantanamo Detainees

The Huffington Post | Igor Bobic | Posted 06.06.2014 | Politics

Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) offered some red meat to the Texas GOP convention on Friday, suggesting that, instead of Guantanamo Bay detainees, President Ba...

Bowe Bergdahl's Dad Claims A Drone Killed Taliban Captor's Son

The Daily Beast | Michael Ames | Posted 06.06.2014 | Politics

In June 2010, Robert Bergdahl, the father of released American POW Bowe Bergdahl, gave a speech at an Idaho Republican Party fundraiser. In one of his...

Sarah Palin Advises Bowe Bergdahl To Buy Rosetta Stone, Learn To Speak ‘KickAss'

The Huffington Post | Shadee Ashtari | Posted 06.06.2014 | Politics

Amid recent reports that Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl is having difficulty speaking English after spending five years in Taliban captivity, former Alaska Gov. S...

We Sent Americans to Fight In Afghanistan; Blaming Bergdahl Doesn't Absolve Us Of Guilt

H. A. Goodman | Posted 08.06.2014 | Politics
H. A. Goodman

Our nation sent its soldiers into a dangerous part of the world, knowing full well that Americans would not be coming back home. If you want to blame Bergdahl, please also remember to blame the country that sent its citizens to battle a determined and deadly enemy.

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 ...

Michael McAuliff

Republicans 'Suspicious' Of Claims Bowe Bergdahl Was In Danger | Michael McAuliff | Posted 06.05.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Republicans are not buying arguments that threats to Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl's life drove White House officials not to inform Congress o...

Warmonger Media Storm Against Saving Sgt. Bergdahl Shows Why We Have So Much War

Robert Naiman | Posted 08.05.2014 | Politics
Robert Naiman

The political forces that are trashing the deal to rescue Sgt. Bergdahl are the same political forces that got us into the Iraq war. They are the same political forces who want to keep the Afghanistan war going indefinitely.

WikiLeaks Document Suggests One Way Bowe Bergdahl May Have Been Captured

The Huffington Post | Matt Sledge | Posted 06.06.2014 | Politics

A document released by WikiLeaks contains an intercepted communication that suggests Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl was captured by the Taliban while relievi...

Sam Stein

Bergdahl Release Proves Tricky And Divisive For POW Advocacy Groups | Sam Stein | Posted 06.05.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The forceful backlash to the Obama administration's deal to return Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl from captivity has placed prisoner-of-war advocacy...

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? | 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...

Conservatives Have Hilariously Forgotten How Badly They Wanted Bergdahl Home

The Huffington Post | Mollie Reilly | Posted 06.05.2014 | Politics

Radio producer and collector of social media hypocrisy Matt Binder has tapped into a new Twitter goldmine: conservatives apparently forgetting their a...

The Mysterious Case of Bowe Bergdahl: An Attempt to Get Inside the Mind of America's Last Prisoner of War

Brian Glyn Williams | Posted 08.04.2014 | Politics
Brian Glyn Williams

In the summer of 2009, I worked as an adviser in Kabul, Afghanistan. My team shared a basement with the ISAF's Public Relations team, and the hottest news story during my stay was the recent capture of U.S. soldier Private Bowe Bergdahl.