Bowe Bergdahl headed home to U.S., will land in Texas on Friday
U.S. Army Sergeant Bowe Bergdahl waits in a pickup truck before he is freed at the Afghan border in this still image from video released June 4. (REUTERS)
Bergdahl, who had been receiving treatment at a military hospital in Germany since his release May 31, will arrive in San Antonio on Friday, Lt. Col. Tom Crosson said.
In a statement confirming that Bergdahl was on his way home, Rear Adm. John Kirby said he would be treated at Brooke Army Medical Center.
In exchange for releasing Bergdahl, five Afghans being held at the U.S. military prison in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, were sent to Qatar.
Although negotiations between the U.S. and the Haqqani network, a terrorist collective with ties to the Taliban, were handled through intermediaries in Qatar, some legislators have also questioned whether the U.S. violated its policy of not negotiating with terrorists in securing Bergdahl’s freedom.
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