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authorized release - Worry that Bergdahl might be killed if swap leaked drove urgency of exchange, US officials say

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Worry that Bergdahl might be killed if swap leaked drove urgency of exchange, US officials say

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WASHINGTON - The Obama administration told senators it did not notify Congress about the pending swap of Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl for five Taliban officials because of intelligence the Taliban might kill him if the deal was made public.That fear — not just the stated concerns that Bergdahl's health might be failing — drove the administration to quickly make the deal to rescue him, bypassing the law that lawmakers be notified when detainees are released from the U.S.

Worry that Bergdahl might be killed if swap leaked drove urgency of exchange, US officials say

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Worry that Bergdahl might be killed if swap leaked drove urgency of exchange, US officials say

yahoo.com2014-06-05 22:22:18Cache

WASHINGTON - The Obama administration told senators it did not notify Congress about the pending swap of Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl for five Taliban officials because of intelligence the Taliban might kill him if the deal was made public.That fear — not just the stated concerns that Bergdahl's health might be failing — drove the administration to quickly make the deal to rescue him, bypassing the law that lawmakers be notified when detainees are released from the U.S.