Bowe Bergdahl: Chuck Hagel defends Taliban deal

June 5, 2014 10:27 AM

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Bowe Bergdahl: Chuck Hagel defends Taliban deal

US Defence Secretary Chuck Hagel says the decision to strike a deal with the Taliban for the release of a US soldier was unanimous in the White House.

Mr Hagel told the BBC the agreement was made because it was believed Sergeant Bowe Bergdahl's life was "in peril".

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