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  סיון 14, 5774 , 12/06/14

Hagel Defends Bowe Bergdahl Release Deal

US Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel defended the prisoner release deal within which the Taliban returned POW Bowe Bergdahl in exchange for five of its own terrorists, at a hearing in the House of Representatives.

Hagel said that “These were special circumstances,” and the deal was “A good opportunity, and our last, to release him.” Hagel acknowledged that the White House failed for not updating Congress regarding the details of the deal prior to its enactment. 

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