Bowe Bergdahl

Prisoner Of War
1:03 pm
Sun February 23, 2014

Taliban Suspends Talks On Prisoner Exchange

AP Photo

The spokesman for Afghanistan's Taliban says they have suspended "mediation" with the United States to exchange captive U.S. soldier Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl for five senior Taliban prisoners held in U.S. custody in Guantanamo Bay.

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Prisoner Of War
12:20 pm
Tue February 18, 2014

Idaho Family 'Cautiously Optimistic' Prisoner Swap Will Bring POW Home

AP Photo

 

The Idaho family of captured U.S. soldier Bowe Bergdahl is welcoming an effort to get their son home through a prisoner swap. 

Bergdahl has been a captive of the Taliban on the border lands of Afghanistan and Pakistan for nearly five years, and past attempts at negotiations have stalled out. 

The idea of a prisoner exchange for Bergdahl has been talked about for years, most recently as a way to open broader peace talks with the Taliban. But such an endeavor required a delicate balance with the Afghan government and talks never got off the ground.

Now, the Washington Post reports, U.S. negotiators are floating the idea of just a swap: Bergdahl in exchange for five Taliban operatives at Guantanamo Bay.

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Captured Soldier
11:03 am
Wed January 15, 2014

New Video Shows Captured U.S. Soldier, Idaho Parents Ask For His Release

FILE - This image provided by IntelCenter Wednesday Dec. 8, 2010 shows a framegrab from a new video released by the Taliban containing footage of a man believed to be Spc. Bowe Bergdahl.
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The U.S. military has obtained a new video showing captured Army soldier Bowe Bergdahl alive. The Idaho native has been a prisoner of the Taliban for the last four and a half years, and his parents in Hailey, Idaho are asking for his safe return.

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Prisoner Of War
5:00 am
Fri December 20, 2013

Card Campaign Asks You To Put POW Bergdahl On Your Mailing List

Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl of Hailey, Idaho, appears in a 2010 video from a Taliban-affiliated insurgent group, the Haqqani Network.
Intelcenter

Supporters of a captured soldier from Idaho are urging people to add one more name to their holiday mailing list.

Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl has been a prisoner of the Taliban since 2009.  And organizers in his hometown of Hailey, Idaho are trying to get Christmas cards to him and to send a message to the White House.

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U.S. soldier held captive
3:19 pm
Fri September 6, 2013

Idaho Soldier's Captor Reportedly Killed in Drone Strike

Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl and Sangeen Zadran appear together in a 2010 Taliban video.
IntelCenter via AP Photo

A U.S. drone attack has reportedly killed the militant commander believed to be holding Idaho soldier Bowe Bergdahl captive, according to news reports out of Pakistan.

The strike dealt a blow to the Taliban-affiliated Haqqani Network.

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U.S. soldier held captive
7:54 pm
Sat June 22, 2013

Parents of held U.S. soldier call for diplomatic solution with Taliban

FILE - This file image provided by IntelCenter on Wednesday Dec. 8, 2010 shows a frame grab from a video released by the Taliban containing footage of a man believed to be Bowe Bergdahl, left.
IntelCenter via AP Photo

The parents of America's only prisoner of war in the current conflict with Afghanistan are urging the U.S. to reach a peace agreement with the Taliban and bring their son home.

The end of June marks the fourth year Idaho soldier Bowe Bergdahl has been in captivity. On Saturday, his parents spoke out at a rally Bowe's hometown held in his honor.

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U.S. soldier held captive
9:32 am
Thu June 20, 2013

Family of captive U.S. soldier Bergdahl welcomes Taliban offer

FILE - This file image provided by IntelCenter on Wednesday Dec. 8, 2010 shows a frame grab from a video released by the Taliban containing footage of a man believed to be Bowe Bergdahl, left.
IntelCenter via AP Photo

News that the Taliban is open to a prisoner swap is bringing renewed hope to supporters of a captive soldier from the Northwest.

Bowe Bergdahl of Hailey, Idaho, has been a Taliban prisoner for nearly four years now. But there's still no timeline for Bergdahl's return.

A senior Taliban spokesman in Doha, Qatar, told the Associated Press that the group would be willing to turn over Bergdahl in exchange for five Taliban operatives held at Guantanamo Bay. It would be the first step—a confidence-building measure—in wider negotiations over the future of Afghanistan.

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war
7:49 am
Thu March 28, 2013

Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl turns 27 in enemy hands

Courtesy of Bergdahl family.

Originally published on Wed March 27, 2013 9:38 pm

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