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US Soldier Flies to Freedom After Afghan Prisoner Swap

A U.S. soldier held captive in Afghanistan for nearly five years has been released to U.S. forces in a swap for five Afghan insurgents held at the U.S. military prison at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. The release by the Taliban of Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl follows months of negotiations mediated by the government of Qatar. Bergdahl underwent a preliminary medical checkup at a U.S. base in Afghanistan Saturday before a flight to a U.S. military hospital in Landstuhl, Germany. U.S. Defense...

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