Sunday, December 13, 2015

Bergdahl In the News Again

Beau Bergdahl - His Side of the Story. The U.S. Army deserter who was quickly captured by the Taliban within hours of leaving his outpost has been charged with desertion. He awaits his sentence which should be coming within months. In the meantime he has decided to tell his side of the story. Seems he wanted to be like Jason Bourne . . . ahhhh . . . that explains it all. "The Serial" - a podcast series - is his venue. The first episode was released this week.

House Report on Prisoner Swap. A recent report by the House of Representative's Armed Services Committee has concluded that the Obama administration broke the law in swapping five Taliban members for Army SGT Bowe Bergdahl and then went out of its way to hide the negotiations as they were happening. (The Hill Blog, Dec 10, 2015).

Analysis of Bergdahl Prisoner Swap. Shane Harris and Nancy Youssef take a look at the ramifications of the swap of Bowe Bergdahl (U.S. Army deserter) for five Taliban fighters imprisoned at Guantanamo. See "Congress: Bowe Bergdahl Swap Was FUBAR"The Daily Beast, December 7, 2015.

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