The US military has charged Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl with desertion for allegedly leaving his post in Afghanistan in 2009. It's one of the only high-profile cases of the crime in recent decades, but it's far from rare in the US military.
Afghans face the possible consequences of the US release of five Taliban prisoners from Guantanamo Bay. The move could strengthen the Taliban in their country, just as US forces are drawing down. Which has some Afghans wondering, "What was the US government thinking?!"
Secret talks between the US and the Taliban started about three years ago and at first, the aim was to create an opportunity for a peace process to bring an end to the conflict in Afghanistan. When the talks went off track, they focused more narrowly on a straightforward prisoner swap.
Deserter or POW? That's the debate now over Army Sergeant Bowe Bergdahl. It's possible he could be both.
Five detainees from the Guantanamo Bay prison were recently released in exchange for US Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl. But there are still 150 men at the prison and Pardiss Kebriaei, a lawyer representing two Gitmo detainees, says her clients' path to release might still be a long one.
Journalist David Rohde says his experience as a prisoner of the Taliban in 2008 was easier than what US Army Sergeant Bowe Bergdahl must have gone through during five years.
The Taliban has held US Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl captive since 2009. Now the Taliban might exchange him for five of their senior operatives imprisoned at Guantanamo Bay, as AP Special Regional Correspondent Kathy Gannon explains to anchor Marco Werman.