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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)

House Panel to Investigate Bergdahl Prisoner Swap

The House Armed Services Committee will investigate the Obama administration’s swap of an American prisoner held for five years for five Taliban leaders that caused a political firestorm over the lack of congressional notification and fears the high-level Taliban could return to the Afghanistan battlefield.

06/09/2014

This photo made during an escorted visit and reviewed by the U.S. military shows the signs outside the fence of "Camp 6" detention facility at the U.S. Naval Station in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, on April 8, 2014. (credit: MLADEN ANTONOV/AFP/Getty Images)

71 Gitmo Detainees Awaiting Transfer After Security Review

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.

06/08/2014

The Army says it has begun an investigation into the facts and circumstances surrounding the disappearance and capture of Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl in Afghanistan on June 30, 2009.(credit: U.S. Army via Getty Images)

Chambliss: Will Be ‘Difficult To Validate’ Bergdahl’s Claims He Was Tortured By Taliban

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.

06/08/2014

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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

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