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American hostage mom describes brutal treatment by Taliban captors
The American mom held hostage by the Taliban for five years says she was beaten and raped as she tried to protect her children from their captors. Caitlan Coleman Boyle, 31, from Stewartstown, Pennsylvania, who was abducted while traveling in Afghanistan with her husband Joshua Boyle, 34, of Smiths
Bowe Bergdahl will receive no prison time, judge rules
Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl , the soldier turned captive who pleaded guilty to desertion and misbehavior before the enemy, will not receive prison time. A military judge sentenced Bergdahl on Friday to a reduction in rank to private (the lowest level), forfeiture of $1,000 a month for 10 months and a
President Trump slams Bowe Bergdahl's sentence: 'Complete disgrace'
President Donald Trump called the news that Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl will not be facing any prison time a "complete disgrace" today, but that's far from the harshest comment he's had on the issue. "The decision on Sergeant Bergdahl is a complete and total disgrace to our Country and to our
Prosecutors recommend 14 years of confinement for Bergdahl
Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl's trial reached the deliberation phase on Thursday, with prosecutors recommending military judge Col. Jeffery Nance sentence him to 14 years confinement, a reduction in rank and a dishonorable discharge. Defense attorneys are advocating for a more lenient sentence for
Doctor testifying in defense of Bergdahl says he suffers from PTSD, personality disorder
Former Taliban captive Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl has symptoms similar to schizophrenia and is suffering from severe post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), according to a forensic psychiatrist who testified in the soldier's trial on Wednesday. Bergdahl's lawyers called upon forensic psychiatrist and
The Note: How will Trump meet terror in his hometown - uniter or divider?
The TAKE with Rick Klein It happened here – in President Trump’s hometown, and under circumstances that would seem to confirm his worldview. How Trump handles the deadly terror attack in New York becomes an intriguing test case for the president, who has had some of his best and some of his
Fellow soldiers, intelligence analyst testify in Bergdahl's defense: He's a 'gold mine'
After days of emotional testimony about fellow soldiers who were injured or killed in the aftermath of his disappearance, Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl 's defense team brought in its own troops to describe the man who walked off his base and the man who came home. In its second day of witness testimony,
The Note: What else does Mueller have up his sleeve? We'll see
The TAKE with Rick Klein The official position is that the White House expects the independent counsel's inquiry to "conclude soon." But this phase of the Trump presidency is not controlled by President Donald Trump ; it is controlled by Special Counsel Robert Mueller . He is acting like he's just
Bergdahl apologizes, describes his captivity as he testifies for 1st time in trial: 'I was trying to help'
Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl apologized for his actions in Afghanistan as he took the stand for the first time, recounting in emotional testimony his five years in captivity. The detailed account of his torture and the admission of guilt and responsibility came after a military judge ruled that President
Taliban claims US hostage in poor health, has 'dangerous' disease
The Taliban claimed that an American teacher being held hostage in Afghanistan for over a year has a "dangerous" disease and said it wouldn't be held responsible if he dies. Kevin King, a teacher who was kidnapped from the American University in Kabul in Aug. 2016, is suffering from "dangerous