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Hillary Clinton discusses Bergdahl release, truce with Obama in new book

Hillary Clinton addresses the National Council For Behavioral Health Conference.
Hillary Clinton addresses the National Council For Behavioral Health Conference.
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Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton released details of her new book Friday.

In "Hard Choices," due June 10 from publisher Simon & Schuster, Clinton chronicles her tenure as Secretary of State. The publisher describes the book as: inside account of the crises, choices, and challenges she faced during her four years as America’s 67th Secretary of State, and how those experiences drive her view of the future."

In the book, according to a report from CBS News, the former Secretary of State shares her views on the controversial prisoner swap between the United States and the Taliban which ultimately freed Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl—now accused by fellow soldiers and platoon members of being a deserter and a traitor.

Clinton accurately forecast that the negotiations would be difficult for many Americans to accept.

The former First Lady also wrote about how she and then presidential candidate Barack Obama took time to "clear the air" after a hard fought, and oftentimes contentious, 2008 presidential campaign in which Clinton was defeated.

After her failed presidential bid, Clinton had intended to return to life as a New York Senator, but as the book's publisher writes:

To her surprise, her former rival for the Democratic Party nomination, newly elected President Barack Obama, asked her to serve in his administration as Secretary of State."

Although the book is widely considered a sign of a 2016 presidential bid, Clinton does not provide a definitive answer as to whether or not she will be a contender.

Kevin Don Porter is a CBS local contributor and the author of the mysteries MISSING and OVER THE EDGE—both available on Visit his website at Friend him on Facebook and Goodreads, and follow him on Twitter: @kevindonporter.

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