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June 8th, 2014
11:49 AM ET

Behind the Bergdahl backlash

Donna Brazile, Jackie Calmes and Ana Navarro on the Bergdahl backlash and the optics of the swap.

June 8th, 2014
10:05 AM ET

McCain: Bergdahl swap too great a risk

Sen. John McCain tells Candy Crowley that the U.S. has an 'obligation' to bring all captured U.S. servicemembers home.

Filed under: Bowe Bergdahl • John McCain • Newsmakers • State of the Union
"Coming home": the next steps for Bowe Bergdahl
June 7th, 2014
04:38 PM ET

"Coming home": the next steps for Bowe Bergdahl

By CNN's Kylie Mohr

Despite the bold news headlines, "coming home" isn't as easy as it sounds. Now that Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl has been freed, can't he just get on a plane and be on his way to his family? Not so fast. Bergdahl faces much more than a media firestorm as he prepares to re-enter society. POW reintegration, or "decompression" in Army speak, is a tedious process fraught with potential difficulties, especially for Bergdahl.

Prompted by the vast number of returned POWs after the Vietnam War, the Pentagon developed the following protocol. There are three main phases:


Filed under: Bowe Bergdahl • SOTU Extra • State of the Union • Taliban
June 1st, 2014
11:45 AM ET

Is negotiating with terrorists inevitable?

Gen. Jim Jones, Intel Chair Rep. Mike Rogers and diplomat Nick Burns on balancing 'leave no man behind' and 'we do not negotiate with terrorists' after the release of five Gitmo detainees in exchange for captive Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl.

June 1st, 2014
09:52 AM ET

Negotiating the release of Bowe Bergdahl

National Security Adviser Susan Rice on the administration's negotiations for the release of Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl.

Filed under: Bowe Bergdahl • Newsmakers • State of the Union • Susan Rice • Taliban • Terrorism • White House
June 1st, 2014
09:32 AM ET

Why wasn't Congress notified before Gitmo exchange?

National Security Adviser Susan Rice on why Congress wasn't notified on release of Gitmo detainees in exchange for Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl.