U.S. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel says the military operation to free Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl (boh BURG'-dahl) from the Taliban was not relayed to Congress because officials believed the soldier's life ... more 
U.S. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel says the military operation to free Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl (boh BURG'-dahl) from the Taliban was not relayed to Congress because officials believed the soldier's life was in danger. In his first extensive public comments about the Saturday operation, Hagel says the information the U.S. had gathered suggested that Bergdahl's safety and health were in jeopardy and his health was deteriorating. Taliban members handed Bergdahl over to special operations forces in eastern Afghanistan, and later in the day the detainees were flown from Guantanamo to Qatar. less 
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