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Army Sergeant Bowe Bergdahl

Freed U.S. soldier Bergdahl arrives in Texas; fellows accuse of betrayal

Army Sergeant Bowe Bergdahl, who spent five years as a Taliban prisoner of war before being released on May 31, has arrived at an Army medical center in Texas where he will receive further treatment, the Pentagon said on Friday. Rear Admiral John Kirby, a Pentagon spokesman, said Bergdahl left Ramstein Air Base in Germany aboard a military plane on Thursday afternoon and arrived early on Friday in San Antonio, where he will be cared for at the Brooke Army Medical Center. "While there, he will continue the next phase of his…

U.S. soldier flies to freedom after Afghan prisoner swap

BAGRAM AIR BASE: The sole American prisoner of war held in Afghanistan was being flown to a U.S. military hospital in Germany on Sunday after his dramatic release in a swap for five Taliban militants who had been in Guantanamo Bay prison in Cuba for over a decade. Army Sergeant Bowe Bergdahl, 28, had been in captivity for nearly five years and his release, following years of on-and-off negotiations, suddenly became possible after harder-line factions of the Afghan Taliban shifted course and agreed to support it, according…