Afghanistan

House Speaker John Boehner Ohio listens as GOP leaders speak to reporters following a Republican strategy meeting on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, April 29, 2014.  (AP Photo)

Congress kept in dark on Bergdahl swap since 2012

WASHINGTON (AP) — Top members of Congress were briefed more than two years ago about the possibility of exchanging an American soldier held captive by the Taliban for five terror suspects at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, […]

06/03/2014

FILE - This undated file image provided by the U.S. Army shows Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl. A Pentagon investigation concluded in 2010 that Bergdahl walked away from his unit, and after an initial flurry of searching, the military decided not to exert extraordinary efforts to rescue him, according to a former senior defense official who was involved in the matter. Instead, the U.S. government pursued negotiations to get him back over the following five years of his captivity — a track that led to his release over the weekend. (AP Photo/U.S. Army, File)

Bergdahl’s unit comrades recount his disappearance

WASHINGTON (AP) — Three former members of Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl’s platoon spoke to The Associated Press on Tuesday about Bergdahl’s disappearance, his freedom and how he should be treated now that he’s out. The interviews […]

06/03/2014

Diane Walker takes a picture of a sign celebrating U.S. Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl's release in front of Zaney's coffee shop in Hailey, Idaho. (AP Photo/The Idaho Statesman, Kyle Green)

Friends describe freed US soldier as multi-faceted

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl always seemed to be searching for something to define his life. Growing up in the mountain town of Hailey, Idaho, Bergdahl was as likely to be found inside, […]

06/03/2014

This undated image provided by the U.S. Army shows Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl. (AP Photo/U.S. Army)

US concluded in 2010 that Bergdahl walked away

WASHINGTON (AP) — A Pentagon investigation concluded in 2010 that Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl walked away from his unit, and after an initial flurry of searching the military decided not to exert extraordinary efforts to […]

06/02/2014

Diane Walker takes a picture of a sign celebrating U.S. Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl's release in front of Zaney's coffee shop in Hailey, Idaho. (AP Photo/The Idaho Statesman, Kyle Green)

Debate stirs over US-Taliban captive swap

WASHINGTON (AP) – Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl can expect a buoyant homecoming after five years in Taliban hands, but those in the government who worked for his release face mounting questions over the prisoner swap […]

06/02/2014

Jani and Bob Bergdahl speak to the media during a press conference at Gowen Field in Boise, Idaho, on Sunday, June 1, 2014. Their son Bowe was freed from captivity Saturday, May 31, 2014, by the Taliban. Also on the stage are Idaho National Guard Public Affairs Officer Col. Tim Marsano, Idaho Army National Guard Maj. Kevin Hickey, and Army Psychologist Dr. (Col) Bradley Kamrowskipoppen. (AP Photo/Otto Kitsinger)

US defends captive swap with Taliban, critics stir

WASHINGTON (AP) — Five years a captive from the Afghanistan war, Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl is back in American hands, freed for five Guantanamo terrorism detainees in a swap stirring sharp debate in Washington over whether […]

06/01/2014

Obama lawyer to look into CIA officer revelation

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama’s top lawyer will look into how the name of the CIA’s top official in Afghanistan was accidentally revealed to thousands of journalists, the White House said Tuesday. White House […]

05/27/2014

May 25, 2014 -- President Barack Obama speaking during a troop rally after arriving at Bagram Air Field for an unannounced visit, north of Kabul, Afghanistan. (AP Photo/ Evan Vucci, File)

US to keep 9800 troops in Afghanistan

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama will seek to keep 9,800 U.S. troops in Afghanistan after the war formally ends later this year and then withdraw most of those forces by 2016, senior administration officials […]

05/27/2014

This photo taken May 13, 2014 shows Medically retired Marine Lance Cpl. Kyle Carpenter speaking to media at the Pentagon. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

Marine to get medal of honor for blocking grenade

WASHINGTON (AP) — Cpl. Kyle Carpenter remembers lying on his back on a rooftop in Marjah, Afghanistan, crammed up against sandbags alongside his friend and fellow Marine, Lance Cpl. Nicholas Eufrazio. It was Nov. 21, […]

05/20/2014

An Afghan policeman prevents journalists from approaching Cure International Hospital in Kabul, Afghanistan, Thursday, April 24, 2014. (AP Photo/Massoud Hossaini)

Afghan hospital guard kills 3 American doctors

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — An Afghan government security guard opened fire Thursday on a group of foreign doctors at a Kabul hospital, killing three American physicians and wounding a U.S. nurse, officials said. The shooting […]

04/24/2014

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