Hagel to face questions from House members angry over prisoner exchange with Taliban

June 11, 2014 4:05 PM

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Hagel to face questions from House members angry over prisoner exchange with Taliban

WASHINGTON – Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel will face angry lawmakers as he becomes the first Obama administration official to testify publicly about the controversial prisoner swap with the Taliban.

Hagel was scheduled to appear Wednesday before the House Armed Services Committee, which is investigating the deal that secured the end of Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl's five-year captivity. In exchange, the U.S. transferred five high-level detainees from the U.S. prison at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, to the G...

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