BERGDAHL - The Salt Lake Tribune http://www.sltrib.com/feeds/topics/BERGDAHL News from The Salt Lake Tribune en-us webmaster@sltrib.com (Webmaster) GAO: Pentagon violated law with Bergdahl swap http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58323275-68/bergdahl-law-swap-taliban.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58323275-68/bergdahl-law-swap-taliban.html.csp">GAO: Pentagon violated law with Bergdahl swap</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By DONNA CASSATA</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-21T17:36:01.503-06:00">Updated Aug 21, 2014 05:36PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Washington • The Pentagon broke the law when it swapped Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl, a prisoner in Afghanistan for five years, for five Taliban leaders, congressional investigators said Thursday. The nonpartisan Government Accountability Office said the Defense Department failed to notify the relevant congressional committees at least 30 days in advance of the exchange — a clear violation of the law — and used $988,400 of a wartime account to make the transfer. The GAO also said the Pentagon’s use ...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-583232752014-08-21T17:36:01.503-06:00" id="#license-2014-08-21T17:36:01.503-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58323275@www.sltrib.com Thu, 21 Aug 2014 17:36:01 MDT House panel condemns Obama for prisoner swap http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58238560-68/bergdahl-taliban-obama-swap.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58238560-68/bergdahl-taliban-obama-swap.html.csp">House panel condemns Obama for prisoner swap</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By DONNA CASSATA</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-29T17:58:02.346-06:00">Updated Jul 29, 2014 05:58PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Washington • A bitterly divided House panel on Tuesday voted to condemn President Barack Obama for the swap of five Taliban leaders for Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl, who was held prisoner in Afghanistan for five years. The Republican-led Armed Services Committee backed a nonbinding resolution that disapproves of the exchange and faults Obama for failing to notify Congress 30 days in advance of the swap, as required by law. The vote was 34-25 with two Democrats — Reps. Tulsi Gabbard of Hawaii and Mik...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-582385602014-07-29T17:58:02.346-06:00" id="#license-2014-07-29T17:58:02.346-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58238560@www.sltrib.com Tue, 29 Jul 2014 17:58:02 MDT Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl returned to regular Army duty http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58182458-68/bergdahl-army-taliban-military.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58182458-68/bergdahl-army-taliban-military.html.csp">Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl returned to regular Army duty</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By ROBERT BURNS</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-14T20:37:00.99-06:00">Updated Jul 14, 2014 08:37PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">WASHINGTON • The Army has given Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl a desk job, ending the formal phase of his transition from Taliban prisoner to not-quite-ordinary soldier, and setting the stage for Army investigators to question the Idaho native about his disappearance that led to five years in captivity. In a brief statement Monday, the Army said Bergdahl has been assigned to U.S. Army North at Joint Base San Antonio-Fort Sam Houston in Texas. Bergdahl has been decompressing and recuperating from the effect...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-581824582014-07-14T20:37:00.99-06:00" id="#license-2014-07-14T20:37:00.99-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58182458@www.sltrib.com Mon, 14 Jul 2014 20:37:00 MDT