Congressional investigators say the Pentagon broke the law when it swapped five Guantanamo Bay detainees for Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl.
Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl is expected to return to the active duty roster this week, Fox News has confirmed. According to the Pentagon, he will return to regular duty and be doing administrative work. The American soldier was freed in May after five years in Taliban captivity in Afghanistan. Bergdahl was released in exchange for five prisoners from Guantanamo Bay.
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.
Rep. Buck McKeon (R-CA) says that at a classified briefing to House lawmakers, administration officials said it was Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel who made the final decision to approve the prisoner exchange for Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl. McKeon will chair a hearing of the House Armed Services Committee tomorrow in which Hagel will testify.
A new twist emerging today in the Bowe Bergdahl prisoner swap controversy, with a report from the Washington Times stating that the White House allowed the Army sergeant's parents to participate in secure video conferences after their son went missing in 2009.
There are conflicting opinions over the release of five Taliban leaders from Gitmo for Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl, who is being called a deserter by some of his former platoon mates.
The fallout from the prisoner swap for Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl intensifies as new details emerge about the circumstances surrounding the night he vanished. Six of his former platoon members went on The Kelly File last night and called Bergdahl a deserter.
There’s new fallout over the release of five Gitmo detainees for Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl. A senior Defense official tells Fox News that military officials advised President Obama not to make the prisoner swap, calling it “like handing over five four-star generals of the Taliban.”
Questions have been raised over whether the Guantanamo Bay detainees, released in exchange for Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl, will rejoin terrorist networks. The five Taliban leaders are living in Qatar for a year before they’ll be completely free.
The five Taliban leaders released from Guantanamo Bay in exchange for Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl are reportedly free to move around Qatar with few limits. The “Dream Team” was released to the Qatari government for one year.
Republicans and some Democrats in Congress are upset over the Obama administration’s decision to swap five Taliban leaders for Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl without notifying them. The president is required by law to give Congress at least 30 days’ notice prior to releasing Gitmo detainees.