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Brian Bouffard, Military Defense Counsel

Contrary to what you may have heard earlier in the week, Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl has not been charged with desertion. Bergdahl left his post in Afghanistan and was held prisoner by the Taliban for five years. He was returned to the United States in a prisoner exchange last May. Multiple media outlets reported desertion charges had been handed down or were impending. But the Army said no decision has been made. Brian Bouffard is a military defense attorney and former JAG. He joined Tom Temin on the Federal Drive to speculate on what happens next.

Tags: Brian Bouffard , Bowe Bergdahl , Federal Drive , Tom Temin , jag , DoD

Wednesday - 01/28/2015, 09:46am EST

Military granted approval to target Taliban

President Barack Obama has approved guidelines in recent weeks to allow the Pentagon to target Taliban fighters in Afghanistan, broadening previous plans that had limited the military to counterterrorism missions against al Qaeda after this year.

Tags: Barack Obama , DoD , Al Qaeda , Afghanistan , Pentagon and Beyond , JJ Green

Tuesday - 11/25/2014, 09:24am EST

The Taliban winning and losing

The Taliban are able to launch suicide attacks and over-run small villages in remote areas, but when it comes to taking over Afghanistan, Gen. John Campbell commander of ISAF and U.S. forces-Afghanistan says the only real success the Taliban have been able to achieve lately is the media war.

Tags: ISAF , Afghanistan , John Campbell , Pentagon and Beyond , JJ Green

Thursday - 11/06/2014, 10:54am EST

Fallen General returning home

As the body of an American General arrives back in the U.S. after being killed in Afghanistan. Afghan officials say that the soldier who killed General Harold Green came from a part of Afghanistan with a long history of Haqqani network fighters living there. The Haqqani network has strong links to the Taliban and has carried out significant attacks against U.S. forces.

Tags: Pentagon and Beyond , JJ Green , Harold Greene , Afghanistan , Haggani ,

Thursday - 08/07/2014, 08:34am EDT

Navy SEAL killed in rescue was from Pennsylvania

A Navy SEAL killed during a weekend rescue mission in Afghanistan was identified by the Pentagon on Monday as Petty Officer 1st Class Nicolas D. Checque of Monroeville, Pa.

Tags: Navy , DoD , Seal Team Six , Afghanistan

Monday - 12/10/2012, 07:01pm EST

The first casualties of WikiLeaks

The U.S. military in Afghanistan has been compromised by the leak of thousands of documents. Those who have been put in the most danger are Afghan civilians who are helping to U.S. campaign.

Tags: Afghanistan , WikiLeaks , Michael Hayden , al-Qaida , David Rittgers , Cato Institute , CIA , J.J. Green

Thursday - 08/05/2010, 12:38am EDT

Baitullah Mehsud: 90% Dead

U.S. officials think he's 100% dead but they don't have any proof.

Tags: security , CIA , NSA , James Jones , Baitullah Mehsud ,

Thursday - 08/13/2009, 06:54am EDT

Gifts for Pakistan

The Pentagon say it will give Pakistan another ten-million dollars in military assistance. Spokesman Geoff Morrell says the U.S. is also sending military assets to the region. The goal he indicated was to help alleviate suffering. Along those lines, Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton said the United States was sending $110 million in emergency humanitarian aid to Pakistan as part of the administration's new hearts and minds strategy to turn people away from the Taliban.

Tags: management , Pentagon , Pakistan , Geoff Morrell , Hillary Rodham Clinton ,

Thursday - 05/21/2009, 11:49am EDT

Taliban Looking For A Swap

There are reports the Taliban threatening to kill captured US soldier Bowe Bergdahl if US doesn't agree to swap for prisoners including Pakistani scientist Dr. Aafia Siddiqui & others on list previously given to US officials in Afghanistan. Pakistanis shouted anti-American slogans and burned the Stars and Stripes last week in protest of a New York jury's conviction of Siddiqui. Siddiqui who is linked to Al Qaida tried to kill Americans while detained in Afghanistan.

Tags: technology , Pentagon , Al Qaida

Sunday - 02/07/2010, 10:54pm EST
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