In Prisoner Exchange, Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl Released After Nearly 5 Years in Taliban Captivity

May 31, 2014 5:35 PM

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In Prisoner Exchange, Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl Released After Nearly 5 Years in Taliban Captivity

WASHINGTON — Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl has been released after nearly five years of Taliban captivity, President Obama announced today.

“On behalf of the American people, I was honored to call his parents to express our joy that they can expect his safe return, mindful of their courage and sacrifice throughout this ordeal,” Obama said in a written statement released this afternoon.

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