Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel was questioned by members of the House Armed Services Committee on the release of five Taliban leaders for Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl. Rep. Randy Forbes (R-VA) grilled Hagel on the threat the released Gitmo detainees pose to the United States, and if American lives will be put at risk to stop them from rejoining the fight.
Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel testified before Congress on the prisoner swap for Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl. Below is the transcript of his opening statement, as prepared for delivery. Tune in to Fox News Channel for LIVE coverage of today’s testimony.