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Taliban-Bergdahl prisoner swap broke the law, federal agency says
Taliban-Bergdahl prisoner swap broke the law, federal agency says

The Defense Department broke the law when it exchanged five Taliban detainees held at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, for captive Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl this year, the Government Accountability Office said Thursday. The Pentagon is required to give 30 days’ notice to congressional committees before using appropriated funds to transfer detainees at Guantanamo Bay to another country, the GAO said. In this case, the office said, the Defense Department illegally “did not provide written notice to the relevant congressional committees until May 31, 2014, the same day as the transfer” of the five to Qatar. Obama administration officials told lawmakers they didn’t give Congress...

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