POW released to the U.S.

The U.S. returned five POW to the Taliban, who in exchange released American Sergeant Bowe Bergdahl.

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    Taliban Video Shows Handover of U.S. Soldier

    The Taliban on Wednesday released a video showing the handover of Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl to U.S. forces in eastern Afghanistan, touting the swap of the American soldier for five Taliban detainees from Guantanamo as a significant achievement for the insurgents. The 17-minute video, emailed to media, shows the moment of Bergdahl's handover.

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    Where Bowe Bergdahl Goes From Here

    Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl is just days into what could be months or years of recovery. U.S. Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl arrived at a German hospital three days ago, which means he's just finished the minimum 72-hour decompression period of his "Phase III Reintegration." What does this mean?

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    American paranoia and Bowe Bergdahl

    The Taliban prisoner swap for Bowe Bergdahl might do some good, but fear and anger are getting in the way of a realistic appraisal. Richard Hofstadter opened his 1968 essay, "The Paranoid Style in American Politics," with this line: "American politics has often been an arena for angry minds."

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    Punchlines: Mixed feelings on POW swap

    Should the return of Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl from the hands of the Taliban after five years in captivity be cause for celebration? Is it time to strike up the band and organize a ticker tape parade fit for a hero's welcome?

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    Bergdahl prisoner exchange sparks bipartisan backlash in Congress

    The White House on Wednesday battled a bipartisan storm of criticism over President Obama's decision to order the exchange of Taliban leaders for Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl. Senior lawmakers from both parties are questioning the administration's justification for acting without first consulting members of Congress and whether the deal put the nation's security at further risk.

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    Hagel says rush to judgment on Bergdahl 'unfair'

    U.S. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel said Wednesday it is unfair to the family of released captive Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl to leap to conclusions about his behavior in uniform.

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    Bowe Bergdahl's parents: 'It isn't over'

    The parents of Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl want the world to know they're beyond grateful their son has been released from Afghanistan after five years in captivity, but the battle is far from over.

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    Inside the Obama administration's debate over Bergdahl

    The circumstances of Bergdahl's captivity forced the administration to decide whether it would be willing to share more intelligence with Pakistan's government, despite concerns about its loyalties, or deploy troops to try to grab Bergdahl. On each count, the answer from many inside the administration was no.

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