Taliban expect US withdrawal, vow to restore Islamic rule
The Taliban warned Washington against defying a May 1 deadline for the withdrawal of American and NATO troops from Afghanistan promising a "reaction". He also reaffirmed that the Taliban were firm on their demand for an Islamic government. The Taliban, who during their rule imposed a harsh brand of Islam, now control about half of the country. The joint statement emphasized that the four countries do not support the restoration of an Islamic emirate in Afghanistan similar to the Taliban's past rule. Shaheen emphasized that the Taliban would stick to the goal of building an Islamic state.
Bergdahl appeals court-martial over Trump, McCain comments
Bowe Bergdahl filed the complaint in federal court in Washington, D.C. last month, asking a judge to overturn his court martial conviction. Bergdahl says Trump's statements and actions by the late U.S. Sen. John McCain and his military judge violated his Fifth Amendment right to a fair trial. In his appeal, Bergdahl said McCain intensely pressured the Army to charge him, calling Bergdahl a “deserter” and threatening to hold a hearing in the Senate Armed Services Committee if Bergdahl went unpunished. But around that same time, Nance was appointed by then-Attorney General Jeff Sessions — a member of Trump’s cabinet — to the immigration judge post, effective the following year. He wants a federal judge to overturn his conviction and sentence and expunge it from his record, restoring his military rights.
Bergdahl lawyers say judge's job application posed conflict
The motion filed Friday seeks to have the Court of Appeals for the Armed Forces re-examine the impartiality of retired Army Col. Jeffrey Nance, the military judge who sentenced Bergdahl. The motion says Nance was working to secure a job with the Department of Justice at the time of his ruling in the Bergdahl case. Following Trump’s comments, Bergdahl’s attorney asked Nance to dismiss the case because of Trump’s comments “vilifying” Bergdahl. While he declined to rule in the defense’s favor, he said at the time he had concerns about Trump’s comments affecting public perception of the military justice system. He said then that he would consider Trump’s comments a factor promoting leniency.
'The walk' thrusts Gen. Milley reluctantly into spotlight
Walking behind Trump from left are, Attorney General William Barr, Secretary of Defense Mark Esper and Gen. Mark Milley, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff. Milley crafted a low public profile in his first eight months on the job, but that changed after the walk. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky, File)WASHINGTON In his first eight months as chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, Gen. Mark Milley carefully crafted a low-key public profile. He knew that splashy and sassy were unlikely to endear him to his boss, President Donald Trump. Milley is known in the military as a charismatic leader who commanded troops during several tours in Iraq and Afghanistan.
Mark Allen, soldier injured in 2009 search for Bowe Bergdahl, dies
Mark Allen was one of several soldiers wounded in the search for Bowe Bergdahl. LOGANVILLE, Ga. - A soldier shot in the head a decade ago while searching for Bowe Bergdahl in Afghanistan died on Saturday. Mark Allen, 46, of Loganville, Georgia, was severely wounded in 2009 when he and other soldiers looked for Bergdahl, a fellow soldier who deserted his post and was captured by the Taliban. In a Facebook post, Shannon Allen wrote, "I'm heartbroken to let you all know that my husband passed away peacefully yesterday morning with his family by his side. In 2017, Shannon Allen testified at Bergdahl's sentencing hearing at Fort Bragg, North Carolina, about her husband's injuries and the hardships it caused for her family.
Watch: Trump attends welcome ceremony for Joint Chiefs Chairman Mark Milley
Please refresh the page if you do not see a player above at that time.] President Donald Trump on Monday is set to participate in a ceremony welcoming Gen. Mark Milley as the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff. Milley, who has been chief of the Army since 2015, will succeed Marine Gen. Joseph Dunford, an Obama appointee. Milley has been described as a charismatic and sometimes blunt leader. Bowe Bergdahl with desertion after he walked off his post and was captured by the Taliban.cnbc.com
Former Navy SEAL enters Yale as a 52-year-old freshman
NEW HAVEN, Conn. - Former Navy SEAL James Hatch says heading to class as a freshman at Yale University is just about as nerve-wracking as preparing for the uncertainty of combat. At 52 years old, Hatch does not fit the profile of the traditional Yale freshman. He joined the military out of high school, became a SEAL and spent just short of 26 years in the Navy, fighting in Afghanistan and other hot spots. But Hatch is just the type of person the Yale wants, said Patricia Wei, the director of admissions for the Eli Whitney Students Program. "We don't have anyone here that is like Jimmy and just his life and professional experiences will add tremendously to the Yale classroom, to the Yale community."
Bowe Bergdahl speaks for the first time in popular "Serial" podcast
The popular podcast "Serial" started its second season Thursday by introducing the story of Army Sergeant Bowe Bergdahl The podcast is the first time Bergdahl has spoken since he was released from a Taliban prison last year. David Martin has his story.cbsnews.com
Pentagon broke the law swapping prisoners for Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl, GAO says
Pentagon broke the law swapping prisoners for Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl, GAO says The Government Accountability Office says defense officials did not give Congress enough notice before trading Taliban prisoners for Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl. They also report the D.O.D used $1 million dollars in unapproved money. Jeff Glor reports.cbsnews.com
Lawyer: Bergdahl's interview with U.S. Army "productive"
Lawyer: Bergdahl's interview with U.S. Army "productive" The U.S. Army began questioning Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl about his disappearance in Afghanistan that led to five years in captivity by the Taliban. Bergdahl's attorney described the interview as "non-adversarial" and said his client was in "good spirits."cbsnews.com
Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl's lawyer says former POW is grateful to Obama
Bowe Bergdahl's lawyer says former POW is grateful to Obama Former military prosecutor Eugene Fidell is now representing Bergdahl and speaking on his behalf. Fidell urges people not to rush to judgement as the investigation into Bergdahl's capture and release ensues. Michelle Miller reports.cbsnews.com
Headlines at 7:30: Shoppers save two children from inside of a hot Jeep
Headlines at 7:30: Shoppers save two children from inside of a hot Jeep Two children were left inside a Jeep in 90-degree weather. Also, Bowe Bergdahl still hasn't seen his parents since his return to the U.S. "CBS This Morning" takes a look at some of the headlines from around the globe.cbsnews.com
Army: Bergdahl looked good after return to U.S.
Army: Bergdahl looked good after return to U.S. Sergeant Bowe Bergdahl remains in seclusion at Brooke Army Medical Center in San Antonio, Texas. He’s described as being in stable condition as he re-adjusts following five years as a Taliban captive in Afghanistan. Manuel Bojorquez reports.cbsnews.com
Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl returns to U.S. amid controversy
Bowe Bergdahl returns to U.S. amid controversy America's last prisoner of war in Afghanistan is back in the U.S. Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl returned after five years in captivity. Manuel Bojorquez reports from Brooke Army Medical Center, where the former Taliban prisoner will continue his recovery.cbsnews.com
Released Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl en route to U.S.
Released Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl en route to U.S. Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl, who was held by the Taliban for five years, is en route to the U.S. at Brooke Army Medical Center in San Antonio, Texas. Officials are preparing for more interviews with Bergdahl about what happened during his captivity. Manuel Bojorquez reports.cbsnews.com
Inside Bowe Bergdahl’s long road to recovery
Inside Bowe Bergdahl’s long road to recovery A team of specialists are preparing for Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl’s eventual return to the U.S. The longest part of his recovery will happen at a military hospital in San Antonio, where the staff has rehearsed for Bergdahl’s arrival every six months since he was taken hostage. Manuel Bojorquez speaks with a former hostage who underwent a similar reintegration process.cbsnews.com
Saxby Chambliss: Hard to "validate" reports Bowe Bergdahl was tortured
Saxby Chambliss: Hard to "validate" reports Bowe Bergdahl was tortured Sen. Saxby Chambliss, R-Ga., says it's difficult to corroborate Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl's account of his captivity under the Taliban, but that's not to say reports of torture and escape attempts aren't true.cbsnews.com
Dianne Feinstein: Bowe Bergdahl prisoner swap "mixed bag at best"
Dianne Feinstein: Bowe Bergdahl prisoner swap "mixed bag at best" Sen. Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif., discusses new reports that Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl was tortured in Taliban captivity and the possibility that the Taliban exchanged for his rescue will return to the battlefield.cbsnews.com
Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl’s condition is improving
Bowe Bergdahl’s condition is improving Sergeant Bowe Bergdahl is in stable condition and is said to be improving from his five-year captivity ordeal. Bergdahl remains in a U.S. military hospital in Germany after being released in a prisoner swap for five Taliban leaders. Vinita Nair reports.cbsnews.com
Flash Points: For Bowe Bergdahl release, was the price too high?
Flash Points: For Bowe Bergdahl release, was the price too high? CBS News Homeland Security Correspondent Bob Orr and CBS News Senior National Security Analyst Juan Zarate discuss the motives for and wisdom of securing the release of Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl in Afghanistan in exchange for releasing five high-level Taliban detainees from the prison at Guantanamo Bay.cbsnews.com
Bowe Bergdahl: White House says Taliban threatened to kill him
Bowe Bergdahl: White House says Taliban threatened to kill him There is new information about long-term negotiations with the Taliban that led to his release. A military hospital in Germany says Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl is showing signs of improvement. Chip Reid reports.cbsnews.com
Taliban prisoners celebrate their release
Taliban prisoners celebrate their release New video from the Taliban claims to show the five men exchanged for Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl celebrating their freedom, shortly after arriving in Qatar. The men aren't allowed to leave Qatar for 12 months, but when the year is up, they're free to leave. Holly Williams reports.cbsnews.com
Bergdahl tried to escape twice while in Taliban captivity
Bergdahl tried to escape twice while in Taliban captivity Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl’s captors increased security around him each time he tried to escape. The officer who investigated Bergdahl's disappearance found his fellow soldiers, some of whom are now calling him a deserter, described him as courteous and a little quirky. David Martin reports.cbsnews.com
Obama defends Bergdahl’s controversial release
Obama defends Bergdahl’s controversial release At a press conference at the G-7 in Brussels, President Barack Obama defended his decision to swap five high-level members of the Taliban for Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl without notifying Congress. The White House says it had to act quickly because of death threats from the Taliban if word of the deal got out. Bill Plante reports.cbsnews.com
Bergdahl's hometown scraps welcome home celebration
Bowe Bergdahl's hometown of Hailey, Idaho, cancelled the celebration of his freedom. Bigad Shaban reports. Bergdahl's hometown scraps welcome home celebration Citing public safety concerns, Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl's hometown of Hailey, Idaho, cancelled the celebration of his freedom. Be the first to knowGet browser notifications for breaking news, live events, and exclusive reporting.cbsnews.com
Obama administration frustrated by outrage over prisoner swap
Obama administration frustrated by outrage over prisoner swap Some in the administration are concerned that Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl is being convicted in the court of public opinion before military investigation determines the circumstances of his disappearance. Margaret Brennan reports from the Pentagon, where officials say there is a lot of work to do before Bergdahl faces any charges.cbsnews.com
Harry Reid: GOP playing politics with Bowe Bergdahl release
Harry Reid: GOP playing politics with Bowe Bergdahl release Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., condemns Republicans for trying to score "political points" by fanning the controversy surrounding Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl's return from Taliban captivity.cbsnews.com
Bergdahl backlash reaches hometown of Hailey, Idaho
Bergdahl backlash reaches hometown of Hailey, Idaho Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl's welcome home celebration is being overshadowed by hundreds of angry calls and emails being sent to city hall in this mountain town. CBS News' Bigad Shaban reports on the unwelcome surprise.cbsnews.com
White House apologizes to lawmakers over Bergdahl
White House apologizes to lawmakers over Bergdahl White House officials will brief senators about the deal to exchange five Guantanamo prisoners for Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl. Congressional correspondent Nancy Cordes reports on how the administration has apologized for keeping some lawmakers in the dark.cbsnews.com
Taliban video shows Bowe Bergdahl handover to U.S. troops
Taliban video shows Bowe Bergdahl handover to U.S. troops In video posted online, U.S. Army Sgt. held for 5 years by militants is seen being taken out of pickup truck and handed over to American troops who arrive in a Blackhawk helicopter.cbsnews.com
Fellow soldier: Bergdahl walked away from "bond of brotherhood"
Fellow soldier: Bergdahl walked away from "bond of brotherhood" Former members of Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl's unit continue to speak out about the circumstances surrounding his 2009 disappearance from his post in Afghanistan. Top military officials promised a comprehensive review. David Martin reports.cbsnews.com
Bowe Bergdahl swap sets "very dangerous precedent," says GOP senator
Bowe Bergdahl swap sets "very dangerous precedent," says GOP senator Sen. Saxby Chambliss, R-Ga., lambasted the Obama administration's controversial decision to swap five Guantanamo Bay detainees for U.S. Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl, who was held hostage in Afghanistan.cbsnews.com
Hillary Clinton: Don’t second-guess Bergdahl swap
Hillary Clinton: Don’t second-guess Bergdahl swap During a question-and-answer session in Broomfield, Colorado, former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton gave a measured defense of the Obama administration's controversial decision to swap five Guantanamo Bay detainees for U.S. Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl, who was held hostage in Afghanistan.cbsnews.com
Bergdahl backlash overshadows Obama's effort to calm European nerves over Russia
Bergdahl backlash overshadows Obama's effort to calm European nerves over Russia The controversy over Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl's release is threatening to overwhelm President Obama's trip to Poland, where he was hoping to calm fears over President Putin's annexation of Crimea. CBS News senior White House correspondent Bill Plante reports.cbsnews.com
Bergdahl’s parents grew frustrated with U.S. efforts to find son
Bergdahl’s parents grew frustrated with U.S. efforts to find son A flurry of angry calls that came into the city offices of Hailey, Idaho, after the release of Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl came as a surprise to Police Chief Jeff Gunter, a close friend of Bergdahl's parents. The Bergdahls tried to contact their son's captors themselves, and Bergdahl's father grew a beard in an attempt to demonstrate humility. Bigad Shaban reports.cbsnews.com
Did Obama trade “Taliban dream team” for Bergdahl?
Did Obama trade “Taliban dream team” for Bergdahl? Top advisers don’t deny the five detainees traded for Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl were hardened Taliban killers, but the White House argues their release will not undermine U.S. national security. Major Garrett reports.cbsnews.com
Bergdahl labeled a deserter by former unit
Bergdahl labeled a deserter by former unit Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl is listed in stable condition and for the moment is isolated from the controversy surrounding his release. Among other things, he is suffering from five years of a prisoner's diet, but his biggest problem may be the reception waiting for him in the U.S. David Martin reports.cbsnews.com
Covert negotiations: How Qatar helped bring American POW home
Covert negotiations: How Qatar helped bring American POW home The deal to bring home army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl was brokered by Qatar, an American ally in the Middle East. Margaret Brennan reports what it took to strike a deal with Taliban leadership.cbsnews.com
Bowe Bergdahl's dad gets choked up at press conference
Bowe Bergdahl's dad gets choked up at press conference Bob Bergdahl spoke at an emotional press conference in Boise, Idaho, and was nearly drawn to tears while discussing the release of his son, Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl, from Taliban captivity after nearly five years.cbsnews.com
Did Obama break the law in negotiating Bowe Bergdahl's release?
Did Obama break the law in negotiating Bowe Bergdahl's release? David Ignatius, Leigh Gallagher, David Sanger, and CBS News' Nancy Cordes discuss the political reaction to the release of Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl from Taliban captivity in exchange for five Guantanamo detainees.cbsnews.com
Michael Hayden: "Definite risk" with Guantanamo prisoner release
Michael Hayden: "Definite risk" with Guantanamo prisoner release Former CIA Director Michael Hayden reacts to the release of Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl from Taliban captivity in exchange for five Guantanamo detainees and weighs in on Edward Snowden's latest interview.cbsnews.com
John McCain worried about Guantanamo detainees swapped for Bergdahl
John McCain worried about Guantanamo detainees swapped for Bergdahl Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., says Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl's release from Taliban captivity is good news, but we need to know more information about Guantanamo detainees the U.S. exchanged for his return.cbsnews.com
Open: This is Face the Nation, June 1
Open: This is Face the Nation, June 1 The latest on the release of Taliban captive Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl and the Veterans Affairs hospital scandal with Sens. John McCain, R-Ariz., and Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., former CIA Director Michael Hayden, and others.cbsnews.com
Taliban captive Bowe Bergdahl is headed home
Taliban captive Bowe Bergdahl is headed home The lone American soldier being held by Taliban militants in Afghanistan has been released after a dramatic prisoner swap. Now the small town of Hailey, Idaho, where Army Sergeant Bowe Bergdahl grew up, is celebrating. David Martin reports.cbsnews.com
Is the policy of non-negotiation with terrorists over?
Is the policy of non-negotiation with terrorists over? Word that Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl’s freedom was won through a negotiated swap for men with ties to al Qaeda is already raising questions from several Republican senators. Margaret Brennan says in high priority cases the president can direct U.S. diplomats to act through a third party.cbsnews.com
5/31: U.S. soldier freed in prisoner swap with Taliban; Heartache for love locks on NYC Bridge
5/31: U.S. soldier freed in prisoner swap with Taliban; Heartache for love locks on NYC Bridge After nearly five years in captivity, Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl is free in exchange for five Afghans held as prisoners at Guantanamo Bay. Bergdahl is being examined by U.S. military doctors in Afghanistan, where he was also reunited with his parents via videoconference; and, love locks first started to appear in Europe over a decade ago. But now they're so much of a common sight at New York City's Brooklyn Bridge they face removal over concerns they could fall onto vehicles.cbsnews.com