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Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl

A lot of gray area surrounds the political rhetoric about the White House’s decision to swap Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl for five Taliban figures detained at Guantanamo. Read more»

Army Chaplain (Capt.) Doug Windley, shown here in Kandahar, served with the North Carolina National Guard in Kuwait, Afghanistan and Qatar.

In the midst of sleep during a 2012 deployment to Kuwait, Army Chaplain (Capt.) Doug Windley was awoken by a call from the Red Cross informing him that the brother of one of his soldiers had been murdered back home. Windley, of the North Carolina National Guard, left his tent at 3 a.m. to wake the soldier, one of many times in the chaplain’s career that he was called upon to deliver grim news. Read more»

Hamid Karzai, President of Afghanistan, captured during the 'Opening Remarks' at the Annual Meeting 2008 of the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, January 23, 2008.

The United States is scrambling to get planned talks with Afghanistan back on track, after denying reports that it agreed to meet with the Taliban. Read more»

Libyan rebels celebrate in Tripoli Green Square on Sunday.

The rapid advance of Libyan rebels into Tripoli was the result of a strategy formulated with the help of British, French and Qatari special forces, and with intelligence provided by the Obama administration, NATO and U.S. military and intelligence officials have reportedly said. Read more»

Parvaz, center, celebrates her release after arriving in Qatar on Wednesday.

Journalist Dorothy Parvaz, who had been held in Iran after being detained in Syria, was freed and flew to Qatar on Wednesday. She was held for 19 days after entering Syria to report on the unrest in that country. (with video) Read more» 3

Hillary Clinton speaks in February to the Interagency Taskforce to Monitor and Combat Trafficking in Persons, about the need to hold foreign diplomats accountable in cases of alleged human rights abuses.

The apparent lack of action against alleged human rights abuses by diplomats calls into question recent claims by Secretary of State Hillary Clinton that the U.S. doesn’t tolerate rights abuses by visiting officials. Read more»