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British military aircraft carried out their first airstrikes against ISIS positions in Iraq today, Britain's defense ministry said. Erin Burnett has the latest.
June 6th, 2014
08:12 PM ET

Borger: Susan Rice "might have chosen" different words to defend Sgt. Bergdahl

Is Susan Rice doing more harm than good for the Obama administration as she doubles down on defending Sgt. Bergdahl? OutFront to discuss is CNN's Chief Political Analyst Gloria Borger.

Filed under: Afghanistan • Bowe Bergdahl • International • Taliban
June 6th, 2014
08:08 PM ET

Susan Rice: Sgt. Bergdahl served with "honor and distinction"

No apologies.

The President's National Security Adviser Susan Rice is under fire for defending the administration's prisoner swap and, more specifically, for saying that Sergeant Bowe Bergdahl served with "honor and distinction."

Rice spoke exclusively with our Jim Acosta, who has this report.


Filed under: Afghanistan • Bowe Bergdahl • International • Taliban
June 6th, 2014
08:07 PM ET

Official: Taliban locked Sgt. Bergdahl in cage after escape attempt

OutFront tonight – breaking news on Sergeant Bowe Bergdahl and his time in captivity.

CNN's Barbara Starr reports Bergdahl suffered physical abuse during his five years with the Taliban, and at one point was confined to a cage as punishment after managing to escape for a short period of time.

Joining the discussion tonight are Roy Hallums, an American contractor who was kidnapped in Iraq in 2004 and spent 311 days in captivity, and retired Lieutenant Colonel Geoffrey Corn, a former JAG attorney.

Filed under: Afghanistan • Bowe Bergdahl • International • Taliban
June 5th, 2014
08:55 PM ET

Official: Bergdahl made two escape attempts

New details about Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl's five-year captivity.

The Real Reason the U.S. Didn’t Rescue Bowe Bergdahl

Bergdahl may have tried to escape his Taliban captors on at least two occasions, a United States official tells CNN.

Until the Army can talk to Bergdahl directly, they won't know for sure. But the official says "we do have reason to believe there were times he tried to escape."

Outfront, Contributing Writer for the Daily Beast, Kimberly Dozier. She's a longtime war reporter who covered the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan and Former FBI Counter-terrorism Agent Tim Clemente.

Filed under: Afghanistan • Bowe Bergdahl • International • News
June 3rd, 2014
11:58 PM ET

Official: Bergdahl left outpost deliberately

(CNN) - The Army will conduct "a comprehensive, coordinated" review into the case of Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl - the recently freed soldier whom some have deemed a hero, others a deserter - the military branch's civilian leader announced Tuesday.

Secretary of the Army John McHugh began a statement on Bergdahl's case by saying that "we are grateful that an American soldier is back in American hands" and insisting "our first priority is ensuring Sgt. Bergdahl's health and beginning his reintegration process."

McHugh didn't address specific questions surrounding how the soldier ended up detained in Afghanistan or what he did while in that situation. But he did say that the military's review "will include speaking with Sgt. Bergdahl to better learn from him the circumstances regarding his disappearance and captivity."

"All other decisions will be made thereafter, and in accordance with appropriate regulations, policies and practices," McHugh said.


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