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Sergeant Bowe Bergdahl and President Obama - Image credits: US Army & Getty Image/Win McNamee
Sergeant Bowe Bergdahl and President Obama - Image credits: US Army & Getty Image/Win McNamee
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Army Sergeant Bowe Bergdahl Released From Five-Year Captivity in Afghanistan

On Saturday, May 31, 2014, Americans learned that Idaho native Army Sergeant Bowe Bergdahl had been released in Afghanistan after being held prisoner for nearly five years. He was exchanged for prisoners in Guantanamo Bay, who will now be sent to Qatar.

"On behalf of the American people I was honored to call his parents to express our joy that they can expect his safe return," President Obama said in a statement distributed by the White House.

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Sniper - Stock photo courtesy of Philipp Guelland/Getty Images
Sniper - Stock photo courtesy of Philipp Guelland/Getty Images
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British Sniper Kills 6 Afghan Insurgents With One Shot

The outcome of your day depends on which side of the bullet you're on when you live in Afghanistan. So how did one bullet kill 6 insurgents?

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May 8, 2013 in Kandahar, Afghanistan - Getty Images, Andrew Burton
May 8, 2013 in Kandahar, Afghanistan - Getty Images, Andrew Burton
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2013 Statistics On Those Killed During Operation Enduring Freedom

2013 is in the books and we all want to know when the war in Afghanistan will cease. We lost 127 troops last year and for what's at stake, that's 127 too many!

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(Stock Photo) A CH-53E "Sea Stallion" helicopter full of water prepares to lift off the flight deck of the amphibious assault ship USS Kearsarge (LHD 3) with the 22nd Marine Expeditionary Unit. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Ash Severe.
(Stock Photo) A CH-53E "Sea Stallion" helicopter full of water prepares to lift off the flight deck of the amphibious assault ship USS Kearsarge (LHD 3) with the 22nd Marine Expeditionary Unit. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Ash Severe.
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6 Marines Die In Helicopter Crash Leaving One Survivor

A U.S. Marine CH-53 Sea Stallion crashed Tuesday in the Helmand province of Afghanistan claiming 6 of the 7 souls aboard. The worst crash of it's kind since August of 2011.

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Scott Nelson, Getty Images
Scott Nelson, Getty Images
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Three More Units Being Deployed In Afghanistan Rotation

It was on Sunday, the 7th of October, 2001. Shells began to rain down in the Middle East as we began our war on terror with Operation Enduring Freedom; originally called Operation Infinite Justice. President Bush warned us it would be a long process but hasn't it been long enough?

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