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Congress Furious At White House Over Prisoner Swap

Lawmakers don't much like the deal, which traded five Taliban fighters held in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, for Army Sergeant Bowe Bergdahl. They are also mad about how it was done behind their backs.
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Administration Defends Bowe Bergdahl's Release Amid Criticism

President Obama said that regardless of the circumstances of the Army sergeant's capture by the Afghan Taliban, "we still get an American soldier back if he's held in captivity."
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In Bowe Bergdahl's Release, As Many Questions As Answers

The release of Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl in exchange for five senior members of the Taliban has been cheered as well as criticized. A look at why the move has been so polarizing.
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Sgt. Bergdahl's Hometown Rejoices At His Long-Awaited Release

Bowe Bergdahl spent five years in Taliban captivity; he was released Saturday. He is still weeks away from returning to his hometown of Hailey, Idaho, where residents are celebrating his freedom.
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Taliban Release U.S. Soldier Taken Hostage In 2009

POW Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl was freed Saturday after five years in captivity. NPR's Rachel Martin talks to correspondent Sean Carberry in Kabul, Afghanistan, for the latest information.
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What Is Courage?: 'Korengal' Breaks Down War In Afghanistan

The documentary follows up on Sebastian Junger's Oscar-nominated film Restrepo. Junger says, "I'm hoping as the soldiers understand their experience better through this film, civilians will as well."
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American POW Released From Taliban After 5 Years

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.
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Who Won The War In Afghanistan? Perhaps No One

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.
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Who Are The Five Guantánamo Detainees In Prisoner Swap?

According to documents leaked to the organization WikiLeaks, all five prisoners were high-ranking Taliban officials. Some were considered high-risk and "likely to post a threat to the U.S."
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Initial Afghan Elections Went Well, But Worries Rise For Round Two

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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