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Marine who urinated on corpses in Afghanistan dies

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — A decorated retired Marine whose career as a sniper was derailed by a video that showed him urinating on the corpses of Taliban fighters has died, his attorney said Friday. Cpl. […]

08/15/2014

Eugene R. Fidell, the lawyer representing Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl. (AP Photo)

Bergdahl hires lawyer for military investigation

WASHINGTON (AP) — The lawyer representing Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl said Wednesday that his client has been vilified by some people, but the public should not leap to conclusions before the Army finishes its investigation into […]

07/16/2014

Brooke Army Medical Center is shown Thursday, June 12, 2014, in San Antonio. Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl, who has been recovering in Germany after five years as a Taliban captive, is returning to the United States and is expected to arrive at the facility early Friday morning. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)

Army: Bergdahl ‘looked good’ after returning to US

SAN ANTONIO (AP) — Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl “looked good” after arriving back in the United States and is working daily with health professionals after being held by the Taliban for five years in Afghanistan, […]

06/13/2014

Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel testifies on Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday, June 11, 2014, before the House Armed Services Committee. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)

Hagel says time was running out to save Bergdahl

WASHINGTON (AP) — Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel told lawmakers Wednesday that last month’s prisoner swap with the Taliban may have been the “last, best” chance to secure the release of Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl, the only […]

06/11/2014

Fire illuminates the sky above the Jinnah International Airport in Karachi where security forces are fighting with attackers Sunday night, June 8, 2014, in Pakistan. Gunmen disguised as police guards attacked a terminal with machine guns and a rocket launcher during a five-hour siege that killed a number of people as explosions echoed into the night, while security forces retaliated and killed all the attackers, officials said Monday. (AP Photo/Fareed Khan)

Pakistan Taliban claim deadly airport attack

KARACHI, Pakistan (AP) — The Pakistani Taliban on Monday claimed responsibility for a brazen five-hour assault on the country’s busiest airport that saw gunmen disguised as police guards storm the international terminal in Karachi, set […]

06/09/2014

Sen. Amy Klobuchar, D-Minn., center left, speaks with Sen. Jeff Flake, R-Ariz., as senators emerge from a closed-door briefing with intelligence officials about the Obama administration’s decision to swap five members of the Taliban for captive Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl, at the Capitol in Washington, Wednesday, June 4, 2014.  (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

Threat to Bergdahl led to US action, officials say

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Obama administration told senators it didn’t notify Congress about the pending swap of Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl for five Taliban officials because of intelligence the Taliban might kill him if the deal […]

06/05/2014

In this image taken from video obtained from Voice Of Jihad Website, which has been authenticated based on its contents and other AP reporting, Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl, sits in a vehicle guarded by the Taliban in eastern Afghanistan. The announcement that the U.S. government had secured Bergdahl's release and that it was freeing five senior Taliban figures from Guantanamo Bay has been portrayed first and foremost as a prisoner exchange. But the four-year history of secret dialogue that led to Saturday's release suggests that the main goal of each side may have been far more sweeping. (AP Photo/Voice Of Jihad Website via AP video)

Bergdahl swap may make closing Guantanamo harder

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama’s goal of closing the Guantanamo Bay prison is facing re-energized opposition from Republicans and increased questioning from fellow Democrats amid widespread anger in Congress over the swap of five […]

06/04/2014

Flags and balloons marking the release from captivity of Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl adorn the sidewalk outside a shop in the soldier's hometown of Hailey, Idaho, Wednesday, June 4, 2014.  The exchange for five Taliban detainees from Guantanamo and the still-murky circumstances of how Bergdahl came to be captured nearly five years ago have prompted a fierce debate in Washington and across the country. (AP Photo/Brian Skoloff)

Bergdahl’s hometown cancels celebration of release

HAILEY, Idaho (AP) — The small Idaho hometown of released captive Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl has canceled plans for a celebration later this month, citing security concerns after it was inundated with negative emails and angry […]

06/04/2014

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Expert analysis on captured soldier, Bergdahl (Audio)

As Army Sergeant Bowe Bergdahl continues to recover at a military hospital after being held by the Taliban in Afghanistan for five years, questions continue to swirl about U.S. efforts to free him, the release […]

06/04/2014

Taliban video of the release of U.S. Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl, in white, posted on YouTube.

Taliban video shows handover of US soldier (Video)

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) – 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 […]

06/04/2014

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