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  • Defense Secretary Hagel defends prisoner swap for POW Bergdahl

    Defense Secretary Hagel defends prisoner swap for POW Bergdahl
    Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel on Wednesday defended the U.S. decision to trade five Taliban leaders at Guantanamo for war prisoner Bowe Bergdahl, insisting it was the right move but admitting failure to tell lawmakers hurt trust with Congress. Hagel...
  • White House plans more transfers from Guantanamo prison

    The White House is making plans to transfer more detainees from the U.S. military prison at Guantanamo Bay despite the mounting political furor over the exchange of five Taliban prisoners for Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl, officials said Tuesday. Caitlin...
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  • Pakistan moves for major ground assault on Taliban after evacuations

    ISLAMABAD Pakistani forces were preparing for a major ground offensive against Islamist militants in the Taliban stronghold of North Waziristan, officials said Monday after nearly all civilians had fled the north-western region along the Afghan border....
  • Bergdahl, freed POW, arrives at Army medical center in Texas: Pentagon

    Bergdahl, freed POW, arrives at Army medical center in Texas: Pentagon
    Army Sergeant Bowe Bergdahl, who spent five years as a Taliban prisoner of war before being released on May 31, has arrived at an Army medical center in Texas where he will receive further treatment, the Pentagon said on Friday. Rear Admiral John Kirby,...
  • Bowe Bergdahl Movie Project in the Works from Kathryn Bigelow, Mark Boal

    "Zero Dark Thirty" director Kathryn Bigelow and writer/producer Mark Boal are planning a movie based on recently released U.S. Army Sergeant Bowe Bergdahl. The project would be produced through Boal's recently launched Page 1 production company, backed...
  • Afghans vote in runoff election to choose Karzai's successor

    Afghans vote in runoff election to choose Karzai's successor
    Votes were being tallied in Afghanistan after a presidential runoff election on Saturday that saw scattered violence and a more subdued turnout among women than the first round of balloting two months ago. Reports from the provinces indicated that...
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  • Pakistan airstrikes kill at least 80 militants after airport attacks

    Pakistan airstrikes kill at least 80 militants after airport attacks
    Pakistani fighter jets pounded suspected Taliban hideouts in the tribal North Waziristan region on Sunday in response to an audacious attack on the country's busiest airport a week ago, regional intelligence sources said. Nearly 80 militants, mainly...
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  • General appointed to investigate Bergdahl's disappearance

    General appointed to investigate Bergdahl's disappearance
    The U.S. military has appointed a two-star general to investigate the circumstances under which Bowe Bergdahl, the U.S. soldier recently freed after five years in Taliban captivity, disappeared in eastern Afghanistan in 2009, a U.S. official said on...
  • Abandoning peace bid, Pakistan opens offensive against insurgents

    Abandoning peace bid, Pakistan opens offensive against insurgents
    Pakistani armed forces began “a comprehensive operation” against militants in the North Waziristan tribal region on Sunday as fighter jets and ground forces pummeled insurgent hideouts, killing 80 people, officials said. The Pakistani...