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:
National Security Adviser Susan Rice on whether the negotiations for the release of Army Sgt. encourage future terror.
National Security Adviser Susan Rice on the administration's negotiations for the release of Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl.