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US Sweetens Taliban Deal in Bid to Get POW Back

Sources say officials are willing to set 5 Gitmo prisoners free at once

(Newser) - Time is ticking away for the US to extract American POW Bowe Bergdahl before the bulk of US forces withrdraw from Afghanistan this year, and the Obama administration is now once again considering a prisoner swap. The administration is looking to re-open talks with the Taliban about trading the Army... More »

New Video Proves Captive US Soldier Is Alive

But Bowe Bergdahl looks to be in poor health

(Newser) - The US military has received fresh video of Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl , who was captured by the Taliban in June 2009 and is the only US soldier currently held in captivity. The "proof of life" video, found on a thumb drive the US obtained last week, is the first glimpse... More »

US Soldier Begs to Be Free in Taliban Video

'Afghan war not worth the cost,' he says

(Newser) - "I'm begging you, please, bring me home," pleads an Idaho soldier in a new video released yesterday by his Taliban captors. Private Bowe Bergdahl, captured last summer in Afghanistan, talks of his love for his family, friends and sailing. "This war isn't worth the waste of human... More »

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