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    Man tied to al Qaeda released from Guantanamo after 12 years

    (CNN) — A Kuwaiti man tied to al Qaeda, who was in Afghanistan in the days after 9/11, is out of the U.S. military prison in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, where he’d been held for the last 12 years, the Pentagon said Tuesday. The Defense Department announced the transfer of Fawzi al-Odah to the Kuwaiti government. […]

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    Agency: Pentagon broke law in Bergdahl prisoner swap

    (CNN) — The Pentagon broke federal law by exchanging five Taliban detainees for Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl without giving Congress the appropriate notice, Congress’ independent investigative arm announced Thursday. Susan Poling, general counsel for the U.S. Government Accountability Office, wrote in a letter to nine Republican senators that the Pentagon should have notified “the relevant […]

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    House votes to sue Obama

    WASHINGTON –The Republican-led House approved a resolution on Wednesday authorizing Speaker John Boehner to sue President Barack Obama over claims he abused his powers at the expense of Congress and the Constitution. The vote was 225-201. Republicans argue Obama’s executive orders in a number of areas were unlawful because it’s the job of Congress to […]

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    U.S. House votes to move forward with lawsuit against President Obama

    (CNN) — The Republican-led House approved a resolution on Wednesday authorizing Speaker John Boehner to sue President Barack Obama over claims he abused his powers at the expense of Congress and the Constitution. The vote was 225-201. Republicans argue Obama’s executive orders in a number of areas were unlawful because it’s the job of Congress […]

  • Ex-captive Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl could return to active duty Monday

    (CNN) — Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl has finished undergoing therapy and counseling at an Army hospital in San Antonio and could return to active duty as early as Monday, a defense official tells CNN. Bergdahl was held captive by militants for five years before he was released in May in exchange for five Taliban members […]

  • Bowe Bergdahl returns home to U.S. soil — to a long road ahead

    (CNN) — Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl, the last American prisoner of war, returned home early Friday morning, his hero’s welcome supplanted by a controversial prisoner swap and his reputation tarnished by accusations he was a deserter. He arrived in San Antonio from a military hospital in Landstuhl, Germany, where he’d been recuperating since his release […]

  • NY Times: Bowe Bergdahl kept in a cage

    (CNN) — The negotiated release of U.S. Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl for five Taliban figures has turned into a whirlwind of controversy — some of it political and some of it from the very soldiers he served with in Afghanistan. New information on both fronts came to light over the weekend, including new details on […]

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    Sec. Kerry defends Bergdahl-for-Taliban exchange

    (CNN) — In his first public comments on the issue, Secretary of State John Kerry defended the release of five Taliban figures in exchange for U.S. Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl. Kerry told CNN in an interview that aired Sunday, “I’m not telling you that they don’t have some ability at some point to go back […]

  • Are Bergdahl’s accusers right? Celebrated at first, his release raises questions

    (CNN) — Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl’s release from Taliban captivity was largely celebrated at first. In the ensuing days, however, several serious issues have arisen, bearing upon death, honor and the law. Were U.S. soldiers killed searching for Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl? A controversy exists over whether soldiers were killed, directly or indirectly, in the […]