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  • The last POW [Editorial]

    The last POW  [Editorial]
    The release Saturday of Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl after five years as a prisoner of the Taliban in Afghanistan and Pakistan surely marked a jubilant moment for his family and friends in Boise, Idaho. Sgt. Bergdahl went missing from his unit in 2009 under circumstances that remain unclear, and he was captured by Taliban six months into his first tour of duty in Afghanistan. He was the last American POW to remain unaccounted for as the U.S. prepares to wind down combat operations there next year and to withdraw all but a token military force by the end of 2016.
  • Critics attack soldier swap

    Critics attack soldier swap
    The release of America's only prisoner of war in Afghanistan in a trade for five senior Taliban commanders from U.S. custody took only minutes Saturday. But it followed 31/2 years of secret on-and-off negotiations that produced far less than the White...

    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"...

    Satellite export regulation reform is overdue [Letter]

    Satellite export regulation reform is overdue [Letter]
    Since October 2008, I have been calling on my colleagues in the House of Representatives to fix the unintended consequences associated with American satellite export regulations that treat all satellites and satellite parts — down to the nuts and...

    Bill calls for end to NSA bulk telephone 'metadata' collection [Commentary]

    Bill calls for end to NSA bulk telephone 'metadata' collection [Commentary]
    As congressman of the 2nd District of Maryland, I am proud to represent the men and women of the National Security Agency. They serve and sacrifice for our country every day, often in dangerous situations, and I applaud them for their work. As the...