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US Official: Bergdahl Says He Was Tortured, Held In Cage By Taliban Captors

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.

06/08/2014

Bob and Jani Bergdahl, the parents of freed U.S. soldier Bowe Bergdahl, speak next to US President Barack Obama in the Rose Garden of the White House on May 31, 2014 in Washington, D.C. (credit: MANDEL NGAN/AFP/Getty Images)

Pastor: Bergdahl’s Parents ‘Have Been Really Hurt’ By Backlash

The former pastor of the parents of a soldier released from Taliban captivity after almost five years said Friday they have been hurt by allegations that he was a traitor and by the outpouring of anger toward their family.

06/08/2014

A sign announcing the release of Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl sits in the window of the Hailey Paint and Supply store on Main Street on June 1, 2014 in Hailey, Idaho. (credit: Scott Olson/Getty Images)

Bergdahl’s Army Team Leader: ‘He’s A Deserter, In Every Sense Of The Word’

Bowe Bergdahl stands, hands at his sides, his loose-fitting Pashtun smock and pants bright white against the rocky landscape. The hillsides are dotted with armed Afghans, rifles ready.

06/08/2014

In this undated image provided by the U.S. Army, Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl poses in front of an American flag. (credit: U.S. Army via Getty Images)

Taliban: Bergdahl ‘Will Not Complain’ About How He Was Treated

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.

06/06/2014

A sign announcing the release of Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl sits in the window of the Hailey Paint and Supply store on Main Street on June 1, 2014 in Hailey, Idaho. (credit: Scott Olson/Getty Images)

County Commissioner: ‘We Have Many Of The Same Questions The Rest Of The Country Has’

Bowe Bergdahl’s hometown is accustomed to celebrity and the attention it brings.

06/06/2014

Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., talks to reporters as he arrives at a closed door briefing on June 4, 2014 on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C. (credit: Alex Wong/Getty Images)

Graham: ‘I Don’t Buy For A Moment’ That Informing Congress Of Exchange Would Have Jeopardized Bergdahl’s Life

Fears the Taliban might kill Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl if word leaked that he was being exchanged for five Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, detainees drove the Obama administration not to notify Congress in advance about the deal, according to congressional and administration officials.

06/06/2014

Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton writes that the Obama administration demanded the release of Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl in every discussion it ever held with the Taliban about prisoners. (Photo: Alex Wong/Getty Images)

Clinton Book: ‘There Will Never Be Perfect Clarity On Everything That Happened’ In Benghazi

Clinton writes that the Obama administration demanded the release of Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl in every discussion it ever held with the Taliban about prisoners.

06/05/2014

In this undated image provided by the U.S. Army, Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl poses in front of an American flag. (credit: U.S. Army via Getty Images)

Officials: White House Didn’t Notify Congress About Exchange Because Taliban Threatened To Kill Bergdahl

The Obama administration has told senators it didn’t notify Congress about the pending swap of Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl for five Taliban officials because the Taliban had threatened to kill him if the deal was made public before it happened.

06/05/2014

An Obama administration official has taken issue with Americans’ immediate reactions and harsh criticisms of Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl’s recent release from Taliban custody in exchange for five high-level members being held at Guantanamo Bay. BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI/AFP/Getty Images)

Obama Admin Official: What If Bergdahl’s Platoon Was ‘Long On Psychopaths And Short On Leadership?’

An Obama administration official has taken issue with Americans’ immediate reactions and harsh criticisms of Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl’s recent release from Taliban custody.

06/05/2014

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Obama: ‘I Make No Apologies’ For Bergdahl Exchange

President Barack Obama said Thursday he “absolutely makes no apologies” for seeking the release of Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl in a prisoner swap with the Taliban, vigorously defending an exchange that has caused a furor in the United States and has dogged the president on his European trip this week.

06/05/2014

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