More Afghanistan Articles

  • John Boehner on Bowe Bergdahl deal: 'We're going to pay for this'

    House Speaker John Boehner said President Obama's decision to release five Taliban leaders in exchange for Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl will come back to haunt the United States.

  • Full crisis mode: Obama administration now saying the Bergdahl deal was Chuck Hagel's call

    White House officials on Monday attempted to distance President Obama from the decision to exchange five Taliban officers for Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl by claiming that it was Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel's call, a likely response to recent polls indicating that most Americans disapprove of the...

  • Bowe Bergdahl's freedom came at too high a price

    Defenders of President Obama's release of five Taliban terrorists from the U.S. prison at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, in exchange for Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl cite as justification Israel's history of swapping hundreds of Palestinian prisoners for one or two Israeli soldiers. As strong an ally and...

  • Mainstream Media Scream: Ed Schultz says there's 'nothing American about Ted Cruz'

    This week's Mainstream Media Scream features MSNBC's "Ed Show" host Ed Schultz slapping down Texas Sen. Ted Cruz's criticism of President Obama's prisoner swap and even suggesting that Cruz's view is un-American.

  • Poll: Americans strongly back efforts to rescue U.S. soldiers, but don't like Bowe Bergdahl deal

    Although a majority of Americans agree that every effort should be made to rescue captured U.S. soldiers, a plurality disagree with how the White House went about recovering Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl, a new Reuters/Ipsos survey shows. The Reuters survey, which was conducted from June 3-6, found...

  • John Kerry: Charge troops are in danger is 'baloney'

    Secretary of State John Kerry said charges that President Obama endangered American troops by releasing five Taliban commanders from Guantanamo Bay are "baloney." "Our combat role in Afghanistan is over" Kerry told host Candy Crowley on CNN's "State of the Union" show Sunday. "We're going to...

  • Obama owes Americans a responsible explanation of Bowe Bergdahl deal, not empty rhetoric

    He was MIA. His family could only pray they would ever see him again. On Aug. 13, 1944, U.S. Army Pfc. Lawrence S. Gordon disappeared from his unit, Reconnaissance Company, 32nd Armored Regiment, 3rd Armored Division. He vanished during the battle of the Falaise Gap -- a wild, running battle...



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