Army Sergeant Bowe Bergdahl, was freed in a prisoner swap after nearly five years in captivity with the Taliban. For the first time, Bergdahl's friend is now speaking out, saying he believes Bergdahl walked away from his post in Afghanistan in 2009.
It's been four months since Bergdahl was freed and now CNN is learning new details about what he's doing and why he hasn't spoken to his own parents for so long.
CNN's Ed Lavandera has this exclusive OutFront investigation.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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