Despite securing the release of five top detainees from the prison at Guantanamo Bay in exchange for Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl, there are few indications that the Taliban will head into peace talks with the Afghan government any time soon.
Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel told Congress Wednesday that officials of Qatar negotiating the release of captured Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl told the U.S. that “time was not on our side” and a leak about the exchange would sabotage the deal.
A CBS News Poll shows that 45 percent of Americans disapprove of Bergdahl’s exchange for 5 Taliban militants being held in Guantanamo Bay. But the poll also shows that while 37 percent approve of the deal, one-in-five Americans have no opinion on the matter.
Some of the men held here for more than a decade have been drafting plans for work and marriage on the outside or studying languages, preparing for a not-too-distant future beyond the coiled razor wire that surrounds the U.S. prison perched at the edge of the Caribbean Sea.
A top Republican lawmaker says it will be “difficult to validate” Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl’s claims that he was tortured by the Taliban during his five years in captivity.
Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl has told people treating him at a U.S. military medical facility in Germany that he was tortured, beaten and held in a cage by his Taliban captors in Afghanistan after he tried to escape, a senior U.S. official said Sunday.
The Taliban said Friday that U.S. Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl was treated well during the five years they held him captive and was even allowed to play soccer with the men holding him.
BERLIN (CBSDC/AP) — A U.S. military hospital in Germany where Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl is receiving treatment says it currently has no plans for a press briefing or any interviews. Bergdahl arrived on Sunday at the […]
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 Taliban detainees for the last American prisoner of war in Afghanistan.
President Barack Obama said during a news conference in Poland Tuesday that that five released Guantanamo Bay detainees could return to terrorism.