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Former Md. Platoon Mate Glad Bergdahl Charged With Military Crimes

For the first time, we’re hearing details about Sergeant Bowe Bergdahl’s time as a Taliban prisoner–just one day after the Pentagon announces they plan to pursue charges against him for deserting his post.

03/26/2015

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Bergdahl’s Release Has Politicians Divided On Capitol Hill

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.

06/12/2014

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Ruppersberger Calls Taliban Prisoner Exchange ‘A Dangerous Precedent’

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.

06/03/2014

U.S. Army mortar men from the 2-27th Infantry Regiment fire mortars at a Taliban position (Photo by John Moore/Getty Images)

Opinion: Obama’s Afghan Surge Failed

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.

09/29/2012