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Topic - Brian Hale
"Second was the fact that, as we draw down our forces in Afghanistan, we will have fewer resources available to dedicate to his recovery. Lastly, that the DNI was satisfied with the assurances from the Qatari government that these five individuals will be closely monitored and subject to travel restrictions," he said. "These factors, considered together with other information, led to an even greater sense of urgency in pursuing his recovery."
"The first was evidence that Sgt. Bergdahl's health was deteriorating. Our judgment was that every day he was a prisoner, his life was at risk, and in the video received in January, he did not look well," Mr. Hale said.