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Sgt. Bergdahl Released

WASHINGTON (June 3, 2014) -- The White House announced Saturday that America's only known prisoner of war has been released in exchange for five Afghani prisoners being held at the U.S. Detention Facility at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba.

The release of Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl, who was captured by the Taliban on June 30, 2009, is great news for his family, and helps to ensure that no American is left behind once the U.S. ends its involvement in Afghanistan. But the Veterans of Foreign Wars of the United States is very concerned that negotiating with terrorists sets a very dangerous precedent. 

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