An annotated video breakdown of Bowe Bergdahl’s recovery from the Taliban

June 4, 2014 9:12 PM

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The Taliban released a video Wednesday of them turning Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl over to U.S. Special Forces on Saturday in Afghanistan, a highly unusual turn of events that had Americans shaking hands with apparent insurgent fighters.

The Obama administration’s decision to exchange Bergdahl, the only present-day U.S. prisoner of war, for five Taliban operatives remains under major scrutiny. But the video itself provides a fascinating window into what occurred in the field, as some of the Pentagon’s most elite special operators de...

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