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  6/3/2014, Sivan 5, 5774

Obama Defends Decision to Rescue US Soldier from Taliban


US President Barack Obama defended on Tuesday his administration's operation to rescue Army Sergeant Bowe Bergdahl from Taliban captivity. The President said that America was committed to freeing its prisoners of war regardless of the circumstances of their capturing.

Obama acknowledged that the Taliban warriors freed from US prisons in exchange for Bergdahl could in the future engage in efforts that would be detrimental to US security, but that he was confident that his government would successfully prosecute those individuals if necessary.