Sen. Barbara A. Mikulski called on the Obama administration Thursday to turn its attention to two Marylanders who are being detained overseas and argued that the recent release of Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl raised significant questions for U.S. efforts to bring those men home.
In a letter to President Barack Obama, the Maryland Democrat said she has concerns the resources dedicated to Bergdahl's release are not being equally applied to civil servants and contractors. One of those men, Alan Gross, has been detained in Cuba since 2009. Another, Warren Weinstein, has been held in Pakistan since 2011.
Both men are Montgomery County residents.
"I deeply respect our nation's...