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Questions loom over Bergdahl-Taliban swap

Questions loom over Bergdahl-Taliban swap

Questions loom over Bergdahl-Taliban swap

U.S. Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl


WASHINGTON — The Pentagon concluded in 2010 that Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl walked away from his unit, and after an initial flurry of searching the military curbed any high-risk rescue plans. But the U.S. kept pursuing avenues to negotiate his release, recently seeking to fracture the Taliban network by making its leaders fear a faster deal with underlings could prevent the freedom they sought for five of their top officials, American officials told The Associated Press.


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