The timeline you need to understand the Bowe Bergdahl story

June 5, 2014 8:02 PM

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Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl's return to the United States after five years as a POW in Afghanistan has left many people asking questions about the deliberations that led the Taliban to hand him over to the United States military, as well as the reasons the Taliban intercepted him in the first place. There are also questions to ask about the political response -- why are legislators who were recently calling for Bergdahl's release at any cost now condemning the White House's actions?

Here's a brief timeline of the political context that helps ground -- if not answer -- all these questions.

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