The wait is over. After five years, Bowe Bergdahl–an American soldier held in captivity by the Taliban–is returning home to the United States. But his welcome home comes with mixed feelings.
An American soldier is released in a prisoner exchange with the Taliban. The U.S. government is under fire for how they got his freedom.
With the situation getting worse on the ground Obama has ended the surge just in time for the election in November. Taliban and related attacks against NATO powers were approximately 2,700 in August of 2009 when Obama made his contrary-to-campaign promised-move to step up the nation’s military assistance in Afghanistan. Three years later, in August of 2012, there were more attacks – nearly 3,000.