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Obama defends swap of Taliban detainees for Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl
Obama defends swap of Taliban detainees for Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl

President Obama defended his administration’s decision to trade Taliban detainees for the release of Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl on Tuesday, saying there wasn’t time to consult with Congress as he followed the “pretty sacred rule” that Americans don’t leave men and women in uniform behind on the field of battle. Obama said his administration had been talking with Congress for “quite some time” about the possibility that they might need to execute a prisoner exchange in order to recover Bergdahl, who went missing in Afghanistan five years ago. Obama said he had to act quickly when the moment presented itself. “We were concerned about Sgt....

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