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Chuck Hagel

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  • Bergdahl prisoner exchange sparks bipartisan backlash in Congress

    Bergdahl prisoner exchange sparks bipartisan backlash in Congress
    The White House on Wednesday battled a bipartisan storm of criticism over President Obama's decision to order the exchange of Taliban leaders for Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl. Senior lawmakers from both parties are questioning the administration's...
  • Bergdahl homecoming party canceled; Hagel says wait for facts

    Bergdahl homecoming party canceled; Hagel says wait for facts
    Critics should wait for the facts before rushing to judge released Taliban detainee Sergeant Bowe Bergdahl, U.S. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel said on Wednesday. Some former comrades have accused Bergdahl - who was captured in unknown circumstances on...
  • Freed U.S. soldier is a deserter, some who served with him say

    Freed U.S. soldier is a deserter, some who served with him say
    For nearly five years, Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl has been hailed as a hero: a prisoner of war captured while on combat duty in Afghanistan and held captive by the Taliban. But in the days since Bergdahl's high-profile release Saturday — celebrated...
  • Republicans criticize prisoner swap that freed Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl

    Senior Republicans criticized President Obama on Sunday for releasing five high-ranking Taliban prisoners to secure the return of an American prisoner of war, arguing that it breached longstanding U.S. policy against negotiating with terrorists....
  • Freeing Sgt. Bergdahl: Why it was a good deal for all Americans

     Freeing Sgt. Bergdahl: Why it was a good deal for all Americans
    The release of Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl, a captive of Islamist extremists for almost five years, is good news not only for his family but for all Americans. But the price the Obama administration paid for the 28-year-old soldier's repatriation was freedom for...
  • Bowe Bergdahl's family praises release, sends love via news media

    Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl's parents sent him a public message from Idaho one day after the Taliban released him in exchange for five Guantanamo Bay detainees. Bergdahl is being treated at a U.S. military hospital in Landstuhl, Germany, and has not yet...
  • Obama well within his right to release captured American solider

    An American son is coming home. This event should be memorialized. President Barack Obama and Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel did a resplendent job of forging such a prisoner exchange agreement with the Taliban to get our man — Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl...
  • Pressure grows on VA chief Eric Shinseki to quit after critical report

    Pressure grows on VA chief Eric Shinseki to quit after critical report
    A scathing report finding a systemic problem at Veterans Affairs medical facilities nationwide, including manipulation of records to mask long waits for appointments, fueled new calls Wednesday for VA chief Eric K. Shinseki's resignation. As the...
  • Russian troops pulling back from Ukrainian border, U.S. officials say

    Russian troops pulling back from Ukrainian border, U.S. officials say
    Russia has begun pulling most of its roughly 40,000 troops away from its border with Ukraine, a move that U.S. and NATO officials called encouraging. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel said the movement of soldiers and equipment was promising but added...
  • Obama on release of American soldier: 'Bowe was never forgotten'

    Obama on release of American soldier: 'Bowe was never forgotten'
    Appearing at the White House with the parents of Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl, President Obama said Saturday that he spoke for all Americans in sharing in the joy the family felt about their son's release from Taliban custody. "While Bowe was gone he was...
  • Freed U.S. soldier Bergdahl flown out of Afghanistan

    Freed U.S. soldier Bergdahl flown out of Afghanistan
    The sole American prisoner of war held in Afghanistan was flown to a U.S. military hospital in Germany on Sunday after being freed in a swap deal for five Taliban militants who were released from the Guantanamo Bay prison in Cuba. Army Sergeant Bowe...
  • A real risk of war

    Vladimir Putin's annexation of Crimea and threat to Ukraine are causing damage he perhaps did not anticipate: disorientation of the United States and profound division in Europe, especially in Germany, and in NATO. A real risk of war. American...