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Bowe Bergdahl

A sign showing support for Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl hangs outside Zaney's coffee shop where Bergdahl worked as a teenager on June 2, 2014 in Hailey, Idaho. (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)

Bergdahl’s Hometown Sidesteps Desertion Debate

But the release of the American soldier in a prisoner swap with the Taliban has drawn a less savory form of attention, surprising some townspeople who are more used to entertaining happy tourists than being part of a national debate. The community canceled a planned welcome-home celebration rather than become ground zero for criticism of the deal that freed its native son.

CBS Seattle–06/05/2014

A spokesman for the parents of Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl says they are overjoyed their son has returned to the United States.  (Photo by U.S. Army via Getty Images)

Obama’s POW ‘Prisoner Swap': Who Is Bowe Bergdahl?

As Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl recovers from five years as a Taliban prisoner in Afghanistan and amid questions about whether he’s a hero or a deserter, some who know him say his personality is too multi-faceted to be summed up so neatly in black and white.

CBS Seattle–06/03/2014

NATO soldiers board a Chinook helicopter after a security handover ceremony at a military academy outside Kabul on June 18, 2013. (credit: SHAH MARAI/AFP/Getty Images)

Father Of American POW: Son ‘Part Of The Peace Process’ Between US, Taliban

The tearful mother of the only known U.S. prisoner of war said Saturday she’s feeling “very optimistic” about his eventual release after his Taliban captors offered last week to exchange him for prisoners at Guantanamo Bay.

CBS Seattle–06/23/2013

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