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Ruppersberger: Bergdahl decision sets 'dangerous precedent'
Ruppersberger: Bergdahl decision sets 'dangerous precedent'

Rep. C.A. Dutch Ruppersberger, the top-ranking Democrat on the House Intelligence Committee, said Monday that the Obama administration's decision to release five Taliban prisoners in exchange for an American prisoner of war was a "dangerous precedent" that "puts all Americans at risk throughout the world." The Baltimore County Democrat joins a chorus of Republicans who have questioned the effort that led to the release of Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl, the last remaining prisoner in Afghanistan. Obama announced his release on Saturday. "Since World War Two we have not negotiated with terrorists or other groups," Ruppersberger said. "What concerns me is...

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