Sgt. Bergdahl

Hagel Fires Back at Bergdahl Criticism in Congress

At a hearing Wednesday, Defense Secretary Hagel lectured House Armed Services Committee members about war, saying the Bergdahl deal was the right call. By Molly O’Toole

There’s Little Congress Can Do About the Bergdahl Deal

As Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel heads to the Hill to defend the release of Sgt. Bergdahl, members of Congress realize there’s not much they can do about it now. By Molly O’Toole

Bergdahl and the Impossible Choices Hostages Face

A former Taliban captive explains how to stop the spread of an increasingly successful militant tactic. By David Rohde

It's the Afghan War, Not Bergdahl, That America Has Forgotten

It took the murky circumstances regarding a POW's return to remind us we are a nation at war. By Gayle Tzemach Lemmon

Taliban Tells Bergdahl ‘Don’t Come Back to Afghanistan’

The Taliban released a dramatic video Wednesday showing Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl being handed over to U.S. special forces. By Stephanie Gaskell

Congress Wants Answers on Bergdahl

After a closed-door briefing on the Hill, members of Congress have even more questions about the deal to exchange the American POW for five Taliban prisoners. By Molly O’Toole

Dempsey: Bergdahl Is 'Innocent Until Proven Guilty'

With some howling for Bergdahl’s head, Joint Chiefs Chairman Dempsey issues a statement to calm the mob. By Kevin Baron

Why No One Is Calling Sgt. Bergdahl a Hero

Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl spent 5 years being held captive by the Taliban. Now he’s heading home and it’s clear he won’t be getting a hero’s welcome. By Stephanie Gaskell

Why There Are So Few POWs From Today's Wars

Americans are taken captive at a much lower rate than in past conflicts. By Uri Friedman

In Afghanistan, Hagel Defends Bergdahl Mission

Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel says the desertion question ‘will be dealt with later,’ but officials are indicating the American POW has had enough punishment. By Kevin Baron

American POW Bergdahl Freed in Prisoner Exchange

U.S. Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl has been freed from captivity in Afghanistan in a prisoner exchange with the Taliban. By Kevin Baron