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Hagel Defends Bergdahl Swap as Life-Saving ‘Prisoner Exchange’

U.S. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel has defended a Qatari-mediated agreement to gain the release of U.S. Army Sergeant Bowe Bergdahl in exchange of five detained Taliban fighters.  He also defended the decision not to inform Congress before the exchange took place, as required by law. "After five years, he’s been a prisoner of war," he said.  "As to notification of Congress, yes there is a 30-day notification.  I notified the appropriate committee leadership...

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