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Bergdahl had left his unit before his capture , but had always returned

(Reuters) - A U.S. military investigation of Army Sergeant Bowe Bergdahl's capture by the Taliban found he had slipped away from his unit before but had always returned, raising questions about whether or not he was deserting when he disappeared in 2009, people familiar with the findings said on Thursday.

Bergdahl, 28, was freed after five years as an Afghanistan war prisoner on Saturday when the Obama administration agreed to release five Taliban leaders from Guantanamo prison in exchange, a deal that touched off a firestorm of criticism.


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Missile Defense System Intercepts Target in Test

WASHINGTON, Sept. 19, 2013 – The Missile Defense Agency, U.S. Pacific Command and sailors aboard the USS Lake Erie conducted a successful flight test today of the Aegis ballistic missile defense system, intercepting a ballistic missile target over the Pacific Ocean. 

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ISAF Joint Command morning operational update, Sept. 5

KABUL, Afghanistan (Sept. 5, 2012) — One of the Taliban leaders behind the Aug. 7 attack on a coalition base in Logar province was killed by Afghan and coalition security forces in Pul-e ‘Alam district, Logar province, Tuesday. Afghan and coalition security forces positively identified the Taliban leader, Bismullah, and two additional insurgents and engaged them with a precision airstrike after confirming no civilians were in the area. All three Taliban personnel were killed. 

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U.S MV-22 aircraft shipped to Okinawa Prefecture

Shipments of the US military's controversial MV-22 aircraft, also known as the Osprey, have arrived in Iwakuni Japan, and are bound for the US' Futenma Air Station in densely populated Okinawa Prefecture, according to Japanese media reports.

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Latest technology in Army Aviation

Viewers get an inside look into the latest technology in Army Aviation, including the Apache Block III and manned-unmanned teaming

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501st Infantry patrol the borders of Khowst Province

Soldiers of the 501st Infantry Regiment patrol the borders of Khowst Province, Afghanistan. The purpose of these patrols is to stop insurgents from smuggling weapons from neighboring countries.


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