News Guide: Saving Sgt. Bergdahl: Facts and questions about the soldier, the deal, the rescue

June 6, 2014 6:38 PM

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News Guide: Saving Sgt. Bergdahl: Facts and questions about the soldier, the deal, the rescue

WASHINGTON – That feel-good moment in the Rose Garden seems like a long time ago. Just a week after the president announced that Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl had been freed in Afghanistan, details emerging about the soldier, the deal and how the rescue came together are only adding to the list of questions.

Why did Bergdahl leave his military post in the first place? Should he be punished as a deserter? Did U.S. troops die looking for him? Was the swap — Bergdahl's freedom for that of five Taliban commanders — a good deal for the United States or the Taliban, or both? Did the U.S. negotiate with terror...

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