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This undated image provided by the U.S. Army shows Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl. U.S. officials say the only American soldier held prisoner in Afghanistan has been freed and is in U.S. custody. The officials say Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl's (boh BURG'-dahl) release was part of a negotiation that includes the release of five Afghan detainees held in the U.S. prison at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba.  (AP Photo/U.S. Army)

Pentagon believes Bergdahl was drugged in 2013 proof-of-life video

A Pentagon agency has concluded that Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl showed definite signs of being drugged by his captors for a pivotal December 2013 video that spurred the Obama administration to trade five Taliban commanders for his release. Published June 10, 2014

Leader: Jalaluddin Haqqani and his son control 10,000 fighters, training bases and religious schools for children in Pakistan. Haqqani militants who cross into Afghanistan are responsible for many of the brutal killings of Americans. (Associated Press)

Haqqani Network, Pakistan terror group, grows into worst enemy for U.S.

The Haqqani Network, the terrorist group that the U.S. command in Afghanistan says is its most formidable enemy — worse than the Taliban or al Qaeda — has operated for a dozen years across the border in Pakistan's North Waziristan tribal area with little to fear other than sporadic drone strikes. Published June 5, 2014

This undated file image provided by the U.S. Army shows Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl. A Pentagon investigation concluded in 2010 that Bergdahl walked away from his unit, and after an initial flurry of searching, the military decided not to exert extraordinary efforts to rescue him, according to a former senior defense official who was involved in the matter. Instead, the U.S. government pursued negotiations to get him back over the following five years of his captivity  a track that led to his release over the weekend. (AP Photo/U.S. Army, File)

Administration mum on Bowe Bergdahl discipline

His former war buddies call him a deserter, but initial statements from President Obama and his aides indicate they don't want a criminal case against Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl. Published June 2, 2014


Pentagon not revealing efforts to free POW

It will be five years next month that Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl fell into the hands of the most ruthless terrorists fighting U.S. and local troops in Afghanistan. Published May 22, 2014

Rep. Duncan Hunter, California Republican, has said the Army is trying to protect its own system, on which it has spent a decade developing at a long-term cost of $28 billion. (associated press)

Problems with Army's battlefield intel system unresolved after two years

U.S. soldiers preparing to fight in Afghanistan have encountered some of the same flaws with the Army's vaunted intelligence computer network that they endured two years ago in their efforts to identify terrorists and locate roadside bombs in the war zone. Published May 1, 2014