Captured: Bowe Bergdahl was abducted by militants in June 2009, and is believed to be alive
The father of the only American POW in Afghanistan is speaking publicly for the first time in a year, revealing that his son is in the middle of a contentious prisoner-swap plan that is currently stalled.
Sgt Bowe Bergdahl, 26, has been a prisoner of the Taliban since his abduction on June 30, 2009, and is [...]
WASHINGTON (AP) — Frustrated by what they said are stalled efforts to free a U.S. soldier taken prisoner three years ago in Afghanistan, the man’s parents have gone public with previously secret U.S. attempts to trade him for Taliban prisoners in U.S. hands.
Bob Bergdahl and his wife, Jani Bergdahl, said in interviews that they are concerned the U.S. government hasn’t done enough to secure the release of their son, 26-year-old Sgt. [...]
The parents of Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl, an American captured by the Taliban nearly three years ago, have made an emotional appeal for the Obama administration to make a deal with the insurgents to release him in exchange for Afghan prisoners being held in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba.
“Everybody is frustrated with how slowly the process has evolved,” Bob Bergdahl said in a newspaper interview in the family’s home state of Idaho. “I’m [...]