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Video of Bowe Bergdahl handover a media coup for the Taliban
Video of Bowe Bergdahl handover a media coup for the Taliban

The scene opens to a dirt road, scrubby hills, masked fighters and a lone figure sitting in a silver pickup. The camera zooms in and the figure takes shape: dressed in white, shaved head, smooth face, the nearly forgotten soldier who, in the latest footage from America's longest war, waits with his captors as a Black Hawk helicopter skims toward him through a sky of broken clouds. The Taliban's handover last weekend of U.S. Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl to U.S. forces was a dramatic meeting of enemies caught on video that whirled across social media, TV news bulletins and YouTube on Wednesday. The video was a reminder that America's wars against Islamist militants occasionally...

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