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Ex-captive Bowe Bergdahl to start work at Army post -

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Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl will take desk job at Army post in Texas, military spokesman says
• Bergdahl has finished therapy at an Army hospital in San Antonio
• Stress will "increase dramatically" for soldier, mental health expert says
• He was released in May after five years in exchange for the …


Bowe Bergdahl nears end of reintegration -

Bowe Bergdahl nears end of reintegration into everyday life in military, U.S.

(CNN) -- Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl is "just about done" with the final phase of his reintegration, a military source with access to information on Bergdahl's care told CNN.

He is expected to be assigned shortly to a new Army …

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Sgt. Bergdahl posed with Taliban leader - CNN Video

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Bergdahl deal scrutinized at congressional hearing

(CNN) - Emotions ran high Wednesday at a hearing on Capitol Hill to examine the circumstances surrounding Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl's capture by the Taliban in 2009 and the deal that led to his release in late May.

Bergdahl was captured after he walked off his base in Afghanistan's Paktika province, …


Hollywood filmmakers pursue Bowe Bergdahl's story for the big screen - Jun. 17, 2014

Two filmmakers are reportedly developing features about Bowe Bergdahl, the 28-year-old soldier who returned to the United States after five years in Taliban captivity.

Bergdahl's "life rights" are "still up for grabs," according to The Hollywood Reporter, one of the entertainment news outlets that …


Bowe Bergdahl returns home to a long road ahead -

Bowe Bergdahl returns home -- to a long road ahead

(CNN) -- Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl, the last American prisoner of war, returned home early Friday, his hero's welcome supplanted by a controversial prisoner swap and his reputation tarnished by accusations he was a deserter.

He arrived in San Antonio …


Bowe Bergdahl set to return to the United States -

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Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl is en route and expected to arrive in Texas
• The Daily Beast publishes letters from the soldier
• Bergdahl has been recovering at a military hospital in Germany
• He was released last month after five years in Taliban captivity

Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl is on a flight …


Bowe Bergdahl: Duty Status Whereabouts Unknown

(CNN) – In this in-depth, three-part documentary, CNN's Jake Tapper reports on Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl's time in captivity, life before the Army, and what happened the night he disappeared in Afghanistan.

Watch part two here, or by clicking on the video below.

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Watch part three here, or …


Opinion: Will Democrats pay price in 2014 midterms for Bergdahl deal? -

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Julian Zelizer: Criticism of Obama foreign policy has been on the increase
• Hillary Clinton's book mentions her disagreement with Obama on Syrian rebels
• He says debate over prisoner swap for Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl adds to the controversy
• Zelizer says foreign policy can have effect on …


Polls: Plurality disapprove of Bergdahl swap for Taliban prisoners

Washington (CNN) – More Americans disapprove than approve of the release of Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl in exchange for five Taliban prisoners, according to two new national polls.

And the surveys indicate a wide partisan divide over the controversial deal, with most Republicans giving the exchange a thumbs …


Boehner: Americans could die because of Bergdahl swap

Washington (CNN) - House Speaker John Boehner predicted Americans would die because of the swap of five Taliban detainees in exchange for the release of U.S. Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl.

"We are going to pay for this. There is not any doubt in my mind that there are going to be costs, lost lives …

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The Bergdahl exchange: The latest developments -

The Bergdahl exchange: Catch up on the latest developments

(CNN) -- Lawmakers drew battle lines for a fresh round of sparring over U.S. Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl after a classified briefing Monday on the prisoner swap that led to his release. Authorities released an update about his condition. And …

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Kerry defends Bergdahl-for-Taliban exchange

(CNN) -- The five Taliban figures who got out of Guantanamo in exchange for U.S. Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl's release would be taking an "enormous risk" if they return to the battlefield, Secretary of State John Kerry told CNN in an interview that aired Sunday.

"I'm not telling you that they don't have …

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How did 6 die after Bowe Bergdahl's disappearance?

(CNN) -- Much attention has been given to the claim made by the former platoonmates of Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl that he is partly to blame for the deaths of six soldiers who were killed in the months after Bergdahl disappeared.

Some soldiers have gone so far as to say the six died while searching for …

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Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl: Flight to freedom -

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Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl writes on a paper plate because the helicopter is too loud
• "SF?" he writes to the crew in a shorthand for "Special Forces?"
• "Yes," at least one tells him, "we've been looking for you for a long time!"
• Bergdahl breaks down after realizing he's freed after five …


Bob Bergdahl journeyed deep into Afghan books, language to save son -

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Bob Bergdahl, father of Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl, grew a beard like an Afghan villager's
• He learned Pashto to speak to his son's captors from afar
• Each morning, "my first thought is, my son is still a prisoner of war," he tells outlet
• His immersion into the Afghan mindset, however, has …


After Bergdahl's release, what about other American captives? -

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U.S. Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl was released last weekend by the Taliban
• His case has drawn attention to other Americans held in the region
• Bob Levinson disappeared after to traveling to an Iranian island in 2007
• Other Americans are being held in Afghanistan and Pakistan

The recent release …


Marine general: Taliban worse off after Bergdahl swap

Washington (CNN) - While most in Washington fret about the potential return of five former Guantanamo detainees to the front lines in Afghanistan, the former head of U.S. operations in the war-torn country says the Taliban is now worse off after the swap for U.S. Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl.

Retired …


Political Chatter: Kerry defends prisoner transfer, but lawmakers remain skeptical

In an interview that aired Sunday on CNN, Secretary of State John Kerry defended the transfer of five Taliban detainees from Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, in exchange for U.S. Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl, but even a leading Democratic senator raised questions about the administration’s handling of the …

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What's been missing in the coverage of Bowe Bergdahl's return

Rolling Stone writer and former soldier Matthew Farwell tells Brian Stelter about Bowe Bergdahl based on the 2012 article he collaborated on with the late Michael Hastings.

Stelter started the segment with this commentary:

Before we go any further on this Bergdahl story, I have to say something about …

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Source: Bergdahl physically abused by Taliban

(CNN) -- Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl was physically abused during his five years in Taliban captivity and is suffering from psychological trauma, a senior U.S. official told CNN on Friday.

The information bolstered the White House argument that President Barack Obama needed to move quickly to secure …


U.S. official: Sgt. Bergdahl wants to be called private first class

(CNN) - U.S. Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl, who was promoted while held prisoner by the Taliban, said he wants to be recognized by his old rank, according to a senior U.S. official.

"In his mind, he's a Pfc," the official told CNN Pentagon Correspondent Barbara Starr on Sunday.

Now in the beginning of the …

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Red News/Blue News: The Bergdahl backfire

Gloria Borger, Ryan Lizza, Matt Lewis and Brian Stelter on how the media mood surrounding Bowe Bergdahl’s release turned from celebration to condemnation.

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In book, Clinton raised concern about any Taliban talks for Bergdahl -

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Accounts from book say Clinton calls Putin "thin-skinned" and "autocratic"
• Clinton raised the issue of negotiating for Bergdahl in new book, 'Hard Choices'
• Decision to get Army sergeant back from Taliban captivity has generated sharp controversy
• Clinton: Talking to Taliban over …

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General: Bergdahl was one of us - CNN Video

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FBI: Bowe Bergdahl's parents have received threats -

FBI: Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl's parents have received threats

Hailey, Idaho (CNN) -- The FBI is investigating threats against the parents of Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl, the latest development in a case that has put the spotlight on the circumstances surrounding his capture in Afghanistan and release by …

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