Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl, an American soldier held captive by the Taliban for nearly five years, was released Saturday into U.S. custody. NPR's Arun Rath speaks with correspondent Tom Bowman about the deal that secured Bergdahl's release.
The U.S. is re-assessing what it has accomplished in more than 12 years of war in Afghanistan. NPR's Arun Rath speaks with Hassan Abbas, professor at the National Defense University and author of The Taliban Revival.
Afghanistan's presidential election in April left no candidate with more than 50 percent of the vote. A second-round election will be held on June 14 — during the peak of the Taliban fighting season. There are growing concerns that election day could be a blood bath, and that a close outcome would result in political instability.
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