26, Mar 2015 - King, WA Bergdahl charges revive questions over prisoner swap
WASHINGTON — The tough military charges against Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl have revived the questions and controversy surrounding President Barack Obama's decision to swap five Taliban detainees to secure his release, as well as the wisdom of the White House fanfare that followed.
26, Mar 2015 - Bowe Bergdahl to be charged with desertion
WASHINGTON — Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl, who was captured by Taliban forces in Afghanistan in 2009 and returned to the United States in a controversial prisoner swap last year, will be charged with desertion and “misbehavior before the enemy,” the Army said Wednesday.
25, Mar 2015 - King, WA Bowe Bergdahl charged with desertion, could face life in prison
By Eric Bradner, Barbara Starr and Ed Lavandera WASHINGTON (CNN – March 25, 2015) — The U.S. military has charged Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl with one count each of desertion and misbehavior before the enemy, officials announced Wednesday afternoon. Bergdahl left his post in Afghanistan before being captured and held captive for five years. For […]
25, Mar 2015 - Bergdahl charges stoke criticism from Republicans in Congress
WASHINGTON — The Army charges against Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl reignited criticism from Capitol Hill lawmakers of the Taliban prisoner swap that freed him from enemy captivity.
23, Mar 2015 - U.S. top court declines to hear Texas death row inmate's appeal
By Lawrence Hurley WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday declined to hear an appeal filed by Texas death row inmate Lester Bower, including his assertion that three decades on death row amount to cruel and unusual punishment. Bower, 67, is one of the longest-serving prisoners on death row in Texas. He was sentenced to death for murdering four men in 1983 in an aircraft hangar ...
09, Oct 2014 - House condemns Obama for prisoner swap - Quincy Herald-Whig | Illinois & Missouri News, Sports
WASHINGTON (AP) - The Republican-controlled House voted Tuesday to condemn President Barack Obama for failing to give 30-day notice to Congress about the exchange in May of American prisoner Bowe Bergdahl for five Taliban leaders held at the U.S. prison at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba.
09, Oct 2014 - House condemns Obama for prisoner swap
WASHINGTON — The Republican-controlled House voted Tuesday to condemn President Barack Obama for failing to give 30-day notice to Congress about the exchange in May of American prisoner Bowe Bergdahl for five Taliban leaders held at the U.S. prison at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba.
04, Apr 2014 - Senate blocks change to military sex assault cases
WASHINGTON (AP) — Bowing to the Pentagon, the Senate agreed after impassioned debate Thursday to leave the authority to prosecute rapes and other serious crimes with military commanders in a struggle that highlighted the growing role of women in Congress.