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  • 'Unbroken' breaks into our current dilemma of war and torture
    'Unbroken' breaks into our current dilemma of war and torture
    When Angelina Jolie began work on her second film, "Unbroken," she couldn't have known that torture would become a hot topic in America after the CIA released a report about torture. "Unbroken" is a movie about a Los...
  • Bergdahl unfit for service
    US Army flubbed the Bergdahl screening
    The US Army blew it when they recruited Bowe Bergdahl. He had been discharged administratively from the US Coast Guard for psychological reasons. Then, he showed up at the US Army as he was a person lost on life, and had no where else to go. The...
  • Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl eating during his incarceration
    Sgt. Bergdahl 'reintegration' may be complicated process: Defense officials
    While the controversy and outrage continues nationally over the U.S.trading -- and releasing --five allegedly dangerous terroristsfor Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl, who was a captive of the al-Qaida affiliated Haqqani Network and the Afghan Taliban,...
  • Fouzi Khalid Abdullah al-Awda
    Obama consider freeing another Guantanamo detainee
    When it rains, it pours. The controversy over the release of five hardened Taliban prisoners to secure the return of Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl, who by all accounts walked away from his U.S. military unit in 2009, is if anything growing. And yet word has...
  • Afghan President Hamid Karzai
    Karzai blows his top over Obama's Taliban prisoners swap
    Afghan President Hamid Karzai on Monday practically blew his top when he discovered that five Taliban leaders captured in Afghanistanwere freed from U.S. custody in a prisonerswap for an American Army sergeant, according to reports in the Middle...
  • Bowe Bergdahl release, joy vs. anger over prisoner release today.
    Bowe Bergdahl prisoner release: Raw anger over bargain made for 'deserter'
    Bowe Bergdahl's release has struck a raw cord with many this weekend after learning that secret negotiations with terrorists resulted in his release from the other side of the world. Bergdahl's fellow soldiers called him a "deserter...
  • Obama senior cabinet officials
    Rice said Bergdahl was 'a prisoner of war'
    Below is an edited and abbreviated definition of POW. Pay particular attention to the term “enemy power.” Under Susan Rice’s interpretation that she and Secretary of State John Kerry apparently made with concurrence by Secretary...
  • Guantanamo Bay US Detention Center
    Sgt. Bergdahl prisoner exchange: Obama broke law releasing terrorists
    While the news mediahas discovered something worthapplauding in theObama White House -- the prisoner exchange that freed an American soldier -- a couple of lawmakers aren't as joyful about the exchange of five terrorists for a U.S. POW Sgt....
  • Guantanamo Bay Naval Camp, POW freed exchange
    POW freed Afghanistan: Sole U.S. soldier exchanged for 5 detainees, 28 y/o well
    A POW freed from Afghanistan this week is rightfully topping headlines, as sole U.S. soldier Bowe Bergdahl was recently exchanged for a total of five detainees at Guantanamo Bay in Cuba. Bergdahl was the only American soldier that was being kept...
  • Meet the five Guantanamo Bay detainees traded for POW
    Meet the five Guantanamo Bay detainees traded for POW
    The U.S. government traded five Guantanamo Bay detainees for U.S. Army Sergeant Bowe Bergdahl on Saturday. In the afternoon, Time said it "confirmed their [the detainees] identities with a senior administration official."OnApril 24, 2011...
  • POW medal (obverse)
    WWII POWs enjoy a long-awaited day of recognition at the Pentagon
    April 30, 2014 was a special day for WWII POWs who enjoyed a long-awaited day of recognition at the Pentagon. During World War II, American Army Aircorp crews carried out numerous bombing raids over Hitler’s forces in Germany. During those...
  • Jessica Lynch
    Famous Iraqi POW had Civil War ancestors
    Famous WV POW PFC Jessica Lynch, captured in Iraq in 2003 and rescued as a prisoner of war, had two ancestorswho fought in the Civil War. One was also a prisoner of war.Ms. Lynch’s great-great-great grandfather, Joseph P. Lynch, and his son...
  • 'Stalag 17 (1953)' Movie Review Escape imposible
    'Stalag 17 (1953)' Movie Review Escape imposible
    American POW's captured during WWII would be held in what was called Luft Stalag's. They were usually separated by rank, officers in one camp or a part of it and enlisted in the other. Stalag 17 was for enlisted personnel. The camp...
  • Taliban release video of canine POW
    Taliban release video of canine POW
    In what has to be a first in modern warfare, the Taliban have released a video of a canine POW. The NATO working dog, Colonel, was captured during an attempt by coalition forces to drive the insurgents out of Alingar Valley in Afghanistan’s...
  • POW Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl still held captive by terrorist network
    POW Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl still held captive by terrorist network
    Last night, while the world toasted "farewell" to 2013, U.S. Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl remained a prisoner of war, held somewhere in Southeast Asia.Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl was captured in Afghanistan by the Taliban-aligned Haqqani network in...