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A Pentagon investigation concluded in 2010 that Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl, above, walked away from his unit, and after an initial flurry of searching, the military decided not to exert extraordinary efforts to rescue him. (AP Photo/U.S. Army, File)
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Army May Still Pursue Bergdahl Desertion Charges

BRUSSELS (AP) -- The Army may still pursue an investigation that could lead to desertion or other charges against Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl, who was freed from five years of Taliban captivity in a prisoner exchange last weekend, Gen. Martin Dempsey, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff said Tuesday.

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Bob Bergdahls, above, the father of an American soldier just released from captivity in Afghanistan says he's proud of how far his son, Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl, was willing to go to help the Afghan people. (AP Photo/Otto Kitsinger)
Bob Bergdahls, above, the father of an American soldier just released from captivity in Afghanistan says he's proud of how far his son, Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl, was willing to go to help the Afghan people. (AP Photo/Otto Kitsinger)
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Debate Stirs Over US-Taliban Captive Swap

WASHINGTON (AP) — Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl can expect a buoyant homecoming after five years in Taliban hands, but those in the government who worked for his release face mounting questions over the prisoner swap that won his freedom.

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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 a troop rally after arriving at Bagram Air Field for an unannounced visit, north of Kabul, Afghanistan Sunday, May 25, 2014.(AP Photo/ Evan Vucci, File)
President Barack Obama speaking during a troop rally after arriving at Bagram Air Field for an unannounced visit, north of Kabul, Afghanistan Sunday, May 25, 2014.(AP Photo/ Evan Vucci, File)
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US to Keep 9.800 Troops in Afghanistan as Year Ends

President Barack Obama will seek to keep 9,800 U.S. troops in Afghanistan after the war formally ends later this year and then will withdraw most of those forces by the end of 2016, senior administration officials said Tuesday.

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President Barack Obama, right, is greeted by US Ambassador to Afghanistan James Cunningham, center, and Marine General Joseph Dunford, commander of the US-led International Security Assistance Force (ISAF), as he arrives at Bagram Air Field
President Barack Obama is greeted by US Ambassador to Afghanistan James Cunningham, center, and Marine General Joseph Dunford as he arrives at Bagram Air Field (AP Photo/ Evan Vucci)
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White House Error Reveals CIA Official’s Name

In an embarrassing flub, the Obama administration accidentally revealed the name of the CIA's top official in Afghanistan in an email to thousands of journalists during the president's surprise Memorial Day weekend trip to Bagram Air Field.

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The White House announced Monday that retired Marine Lance Cpl. Kyle Carpenter, 24, will receive the medal of honor on June 19. He is the 15th recipient of the medal for service in Iraq and Afghanistan, the eighth still alive. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)
The White House announced Monday that retired Marine Lance Cpl. Kyle Carpenter, 24, will receive the medal of honor on June 19. He is the 15th recipient of the medal for service in Iraq and Afghanistan, the eighth still alive. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)
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Marine to Get Medal of Honor for Blocking Grenade

Cpl. Kyle Carpenter remembers lying on his back on a rooftop in Marjah, Afghanistan, crammed up against sandbags alongside his friend and fellow Marine, Lance Cpl. Nicholas Eufrazio.

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Afghan police officers arrive to the scene after Taliban fighters stormed a government building in Jalalabad, east of Kabul, Afghanistan, Monday, May 12, 2014. (AP Photo/Rahmat Gul)
Afghan police officers arrive to the scene after Taliban fighters stormed a government building in Jalalabad, east of Kabul, Afghanistan, Monday, May 12, 2014. (AP Photo/Rahmat Gul)
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Attacks Across Afghanistan Kill at Least 5

Attacks across Afghanistan, including a suicide attack on a border police outpost in the country's south, killed at least five people Wednesday, authorities said.

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U.S. Army's 4th squadron 2d Cavalry Regiment patrols through a village near Kandahar, Afghanistan.
U.S. Army's 4th squadron 2d Cavalry Regiment patrols through a village near Kandahar, Afghanistan. (Scott Olson/Getty Images)
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Officials: Al-Qaida Plots Comeback in Afghanistan

U.S. officials say al-Qaida's Afghanistan leader is laying the groundwork to relaunch his war-shattered organization once the United States and international forces withdraw from the country, as the allies have warned they will do without a security agreement from the Afghan government.

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U.S. President Barack Obama (R) and Afghan President Hamid Karzai speak to the media during a joint news conference in the East Room of the White House January 11, 2013
U.S. President Barack Obama (R) and Afghan President Hamid Karzai speak to the media during a joint news conference in the East Room of the White House January 11, 2013 (Mark Wilson/Getty Images)
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Obama Threatens Karzai with Full US Withdrawal

Frustrated with his Afghan counterpart, President Barack Obama is ordering the Pentagon to accelerate planning for a full U.S. troop withdrawal from Afghanistan by the end of this year.

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Fallen NJ Soldier Honored in Hometown

Residents in a northern New Jersey town paused to remember a soldier killed in Afghanistan.

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