US Family: Attempts to Free Taliban-Held Soldier Not Enough
Voice of America - almost 6 years
The parents of the only United States soldier captured and still held in Afghanistan are breaking their silence, urging Washington to do more to secure his release. Bob and Jamie Bergdahl spoke Wednesday with their local newspaper, the "Idaho Mountain Express," saying they are "frustrated with how slowly the process has evolved." Bob Bergdahl said he is "pushing hard" for the U.S. government and President Barack Obama to secure his son's release through a prisoner swap, fearing any military rescue mission might result in his son's death. The Bergdahl's comments come almost three years after their son, Private Bowe Bergdahl, disappeared from his base in Afghanistan's eastern Paktika province. The Taliban have since released several videos showing Bowe Bergdahl in apparent good health, even exercising. But the videos also show a young man who seems increasingly desperate to come home. In one of the videos, Bergdahl says, "The pain in my heart to see my family again doesn't get any...
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