Bowe Bergdahl Freedom Brings Joy Tempered by Taliban Risk

June 1, 2014 4:51 AM

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As President Barack Obama celebrated the release of the last U.S. prisoner of war in Afghanistan, debate began on whether the deal to free him was a dangerous concession to terrorists, or a necessary move that will aid the violence-wracked country’s long-term stability.

Army Sergeant Bowe Bergdahl, 28, captured in 2009, was delivered yesterday to U.S. forces in exchange for five detainees who’d been held at the U.S. military-detention facility at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. The Taliban had long sought their release. Qatar officials negotiated the deal, agreeing that the ...

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