Taliban video shows handover of US soldier

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — The Taliban released a video Wednesday showing Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl being handed over to U.S. forces and bundled into a helicopter in eastern Afghanistan, touting the swap of the abducted American soldier for five Taliban detainees from Guantanamo as a significant achievement for the insurgents.

The exchange and still-murky circumstances of how Bergdahl came to be captured by the Taliban nearly five years ago have prompted a fierce debate in Washington after the five freed Taliban were flown to Qatar, a tiny Gulf Arab country that served as a mediator between the two sides.

U.S. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel said Wednesday that the Army will review the case, insisting it is unfair to Bergdahl’s family to make assumptions before that is done. Click here to read full story on AP

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