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Hagel Defends Bergdahl Swap In Front Of Congress05:15

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Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel forcefully defended the swap of five Taliban detainees for Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl in front of the House Armed Services Committee this morning.

Hagel is the first high-level Obama administration official to testify before Congress on the highly-controversial Bergdahl deal.

Here & Now’s Meghna Chakrabarti talks to NPR congressional reporter Ailsa Chang about the focus of the hearing, and Hagel’s testimony.


This segment aired on June 11, 2014.

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