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This file image provided by IntelCenter on Dec. 8, 2010, shows a frame grab from a video released by the Taliban containing footage of a man believed to be Bowe Bergdahl
This file image provided by IntelCenter on Dec. 8, 2010, shows a frame grab from a video released by the Taliban containing footage of a man believed to be Bowe Bergdahl (AP Photo/IntelCenter, File)
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US Soldier Freed from Captivity in Afghanistan

WASHINGTON (AP) — The only American solider held prisoner in Afghanistan has been freed from Taliban captivity in exchange for the release of five Afghan detainees from the U.S. prison at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, Obama administration officials said Saturday.

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An Afghan refugee girl takes shelter from a sudden rain under a wooden cart in a poor neighborhood on the outskirts of Islamabad, Pakistan, Friday, May 30, 2014.  (AP Photo/Muhammed Muheisen)
An Afghan refugee girl takes shelter from a sudden rain under a wooden cart in a poor neighborhood on the outskirts of Islamabad, Pakistan, Friday, May 30, 2014. (AP Photo/Muhammed Muheisen)
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Pakistan Launches Afghan Airstrikes After Attack

ISLAMABAD (AP) -- Taliban fighters attacked several Pakistani military posts along the Afghan border Saturday, sparking an hourslong gun battle that included Pakistan launching airstrikes into Afghanistan, authorities said. Pakistan said soldiers killed 16 militants, while Afghan officials said the airstrikes killed five civilians.

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Veterans Affairs Secretary Eric Shinseki, before his resignation Friday. (AP Photo/ Evan Vucci, File)
Veterans Affairs Secretary Eric Shinseki, before his resignation Friday. (AP Photo/ Evan Vucci, File)
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Shinseki Resigns Amid Veterans’ Health Care Uproar

WASHINGTON (AP) -- Veterans Affairs Secretary Eric Shinseki resigned Friday in a personal meeting with President Barack Obama, shortly after publicly apologizing for deep problems plaguing the agency's health care system that Obama called "totally unacceptable."

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The Phoenix VA Health Care Center, where federal investigators swept in last month amid allegations of a disturbing cover-up. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin)
The Phoenix VA Health Care Center, where federal investigators swept in last month amid allegations of a disturbing cover-up. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin)
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Q&A: How Do US Veterans Get Health Care?

The Department of Veterans Affairs, which oversees pensions, education, health care and other benefits for veterans and their families, faces allegations about treatment delays and falsified records at its hospitals around the country.

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House Veterans Affairs Committee Chairman Rep. Jeff Miller, R-Fla. is joined by Republican members and veterans in calling for reforms in the wake of allegations of gross mismanagement and misconduct at Veterans Administration hospitals. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
House Veterans Affairs Committee Chairman Rep. Jeff Miller, R-Fla. is joined by Republican members and veterans in calling for reforms in the wake of allegations of gross mismanagement and misconduct at Veterans Administration hospitals. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
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Support Falters as Shinseki Fights to Keep VA Job

Support for embattled Veterans Affairs Secretary Eric Shinseki eroded quickly Thursday, especially among congressional Democrats facing tough re-election campaigns, even as Shinseki continued to fight for his job amid allegations of delayed medical care and misconduct at VA facilities nationwide.

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West Point graduates Michael Lesmeister, left, and brother Jeffrey Daniel Lesmeister, of Anoka, Minn. stand with their mother Lynn Sheree Lesmeister Wednesday, May 28, 2014.  (AP Photo/Mike Groll)
West Point graduates Michael Lesmeister, left, and brother Jeffrey Daniel Lesmeister, of Anoka, Minn. stand with their mother Lynn Sheree Lesmeister Wednesday, May 28, 2014. (AP Photo/Mike Groll)
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West Point Grads Ready for Post-Afghanistan Future

With combat in Afghanistan winding down, members of the U.S. Military Academy's Class of 2014 insist they're equally prepared for the alliance-building future outlined by President Barack Obama at their graduation ceremony Wednesday.

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President Barack Obama, left, is introduced by Marine Gen. Joseph Dunford, commander of the US-led International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) at Bagram Air Field, Afghanistan, Sunday, May 25, 2014. (AP Photo/ Evan Vucci)
President Barack Obama, left, is introduced by Marine Gen. Joseph Dunford, commander of the US-led International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) at Bagram Air Field, Afghanistan, Sunday, May 25, 2014. (AP Photo/ Evan Vucci)
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US Afghan Commander: Obama Ended Uncertainty

The top U.S. and coalition commander in Afghanistan says that President Barack Obama's decision to keep about 10,000 American troops in the country past 2014 has eliminated any uncertainty Afghans may have had about America's commitment.

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President Barack Obama speaking during commencement ceremonies in West Point, N.Y. May 22.  (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File)
President Barack Obama speaking during commencement ceremonies in West Point, N.Y. May 22. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File)
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Obama Seeks to Recast Postwar Foreign Policy

As the nation emerges from more than a decade of war, President Barack Obama is seeking to recast U.S. foreign policy as an endeavor aimed at building international consensus and avoiding unilateral overreach.

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Sen. Richard Burr, R-N.C., above, and three prominent veterans groups are hurling accusations at each after the veterans organizations declined to embrace Burr’s call for Veterans Affairs Secretary Eric Shinseki to resign. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh, File)
Sen. Richard Burr, R-N.C., above, and three prominent veterans groups are hurling accusations at each after the veterans organizations declined to embrace Burr’s call for Veterans Affairs Secretary Eric Shinseki to resign. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh, File)
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Veterans Groups Cry Foul at Senator’s Criticism

Four prominent veterans groups are exchanging accusations with Republican Sen. Richard Burr after he criticized the groups for declining to embrace his call for Veterans Affairs Secretary Eric Shinseki to resign amid reports of treatment delays and falsified records at VA hospitals.

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