Presidential Statement on Release of Captured Soldier

President Obama made a statement on the release of U.S. Army Sergeant Bowe Bergdahl, who was released by the Taliban in Afghanistan that day after… read more

President Obama made a statement on the release of U.S. Army Sergeant Bowe Bergdahl, who was released by the Taliban in Afghanistan that day after nearly five years in captivity. President Obama praised those involved and thanked the diplomats involved and the emir of Qatar. He also commented on the commitment to bring prisoners of war home and to ending the war in Afghanistan and closing Guantanamo Bay. Sergeant Bergdahl’s parents gave thanks for their son’s release. Mr. Bergdahl gave a message in both English and Pashto as he said that his son was having trouble with English.

U.S. Army Sergeant Bowe Bergdahl was deployed to Afghanistan in May 2009 and captured by the Taliban on June 30, 2009, in Paktika Province. He was released in exchange for five detainees from Guantanamo Bay who were released to Qatar. close

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Presidential Statement on Release of Captured Soldier

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Program ID:
319707-1
Category:
White House Event
Format:
Speech
Location:
Rose Garden, White House, Washington, District of Columbia, United States
First Aired:
May 31, 2014 | 6:16pm EDT | C-SPAN 1
Last Aired:
Jun 01, 2014 | 5:16pm EDT | C-SPAN 1

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  • May 31, 2014 | 6:16pm EDT | C-SPAN 1
  • May 31, 2014 | 7:53pm EDT | C-SPAN 1
  • May 31, 2014 | 9:23pm EDT | C-SPAN 1
  • May 31, 2014 | 10:01pm EDT | C-SPAN RADIO
  • Jun 01, 2014 | 12:55am EDT | C-SPAN 1
  • Jun 01, 2014 | 6:52am EDT | C-SPAN 1
  • Jun 01, 2014 | 5:16pm EDT | C-SPAN 1
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