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Hagel To Testify On Bergdahl Swap

AP | LOLITA C. BALDOR and BRADLEY KLAPPER | Posted 08.11.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel delivered an aggressive defense Wednesday of the secret prisoner exchange of five Taliban detainees ...

More Details Emerge About Bergdahl Swap

AP | BRADLEY KLAPPER and DONNA CASSATA | Posted 08.10.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Obama administration only finalized the exchange of the last remaining U.S. prisoner of war in Afghanistan for five Taliban de...

Michael McAuliff

Boehner: Bergdahl Trade Will Cost American Lives

HuffingtonPost.com | 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...

Michael McAuliff

Republicans 'Suspicious' Of Claims Bowe Bergdahl Was In Danger

HuffingtonPost.com | 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...

Andrew Perez

Republicans Hating On Obama's Prisoner Swap Owe Chelsea Manning A Thank You

HuffingtonPost.com | Andrew Perez | Posted 06.06.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Republicans criticizing President Barack Obama's prisoner swap with the Taliban find themselves in an awkward spot, relying in part on s...

Report: Syrian Rebels Free 48 Iranian Prisoners

AP | ALBERT AJI and SUZAN FRASER | Posted 03.11.2013 | World

DAMASCUS, Syria — Rebels freed 48 Iranians on Wednesday in exchange for more than 2,000 prisoners, including women and children, held by Syrian ...

Ilan Grapel, American Held In Egypt As Israeli Spy, Could Be Freed In Prisoner Swap

New York Times | Posted 12.18.2011 | World

An American law student from Queens who also has Israeli citizenship and was arrested in Egypt in June, charged there with spying for Israel, is expec...

Emotional Welcome In Gaza For Freed Palestinian Prisoners

AP | DIAA HADID and MOHAMMED DARAGHMEH | Posted 12.18.2011 | World

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip — Tens of thousands of flag-waving Palestinians celebrated the homecoming Tuesday of hundreds of prisoners exchanged for a...

Preparations Begin In Swap of Hundreds of Palestinian Prisoners For Israeli Soldier

AP | MATTI FRIEDMAN | Posted 12.17.2011 | World

JERUSALEM — The elaborate machinery of a prisoner swap deal between two bitter enemies swung into motion early Tuesday, as hundreds of Palestini...

Objections To Release Of Prisoners In Israel-Hamas Deal

AP | JOSEF FEDERMAN | Posted 12.16.2011 | World

JERUSALEM — This week's planned Mideast prisoner swap is unleashing deep anguish in Israel and widespread elation in the Palestinian territories...

Many Prisoners To Be Released In Swap Face Deportation, Says Hamas Official

AP | MOHAMMED DARAGHMEH and IBRAHIM BARZAK | Posted 12.13.2011 | World

RAMALLAH, West Bank — Some Palestinians criticized Hamas on Thursday for conceding too much in its deal to swap a captured Israeli soldier for m...

Weekly Foreign Affairs Roundup

Christopher Herbert and Victoria Kataoka | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Christopher Herbert and Victoria Kataoka

The Week's Top Stories in Foreign Affairs: Pakistan: Yet Another Path to Failure Facts: Pakistan's government arrests hundreds of "dissidents" includi...

Russia moves toward pullback but shows strength

AP | BELA SZANDELSZKY and MIKE ECKEL | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

POTI, Georgia — Russia took the first steps toward a troop pullback from Georgia on Tuesday but at the same time paraded blindfolded and bound G...