Bagram Air Field

File photo of Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel. (Credit: Rod Lamkey/Getty Images)

US Defends Captive Swap With Taliban, Critics Stir

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 the U.S. should have negotiated with the Taliban over prisoners.


The Madigan Gate outside Joint Base Lewis-McChord on Monday. The soldier accused of killing 1 Afghan civilians is allegedly based at Lewis-McChord. (credit: Stephen Brashear/Getty Images)

Afghan Youth Recounts US Soldier’s Shooting Spree

An Afghan man recounted Monday the harrowing tale of how an American soldier on a killing spree burst into his home in the middle of the night, searched the rooms, then dropped to a knee and shot his father in the thigh as he emerged from a bedroom.