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Obama was right to strike a deal to bring Bowe Bergdahl home, but should have adopted a lower-key approach to the prisoner swap

Strieff, Daniel (2014) Obama was right to strike a deal to bring Bowe Bergdahl home, but should have adopted a lower-key approach to the prisoner swap. LSE American Politics and Policy (16 Jun 2014). Website.

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Abstract

At the end of May, President Obama announced that a deal had been struck to free Sergeant Bowe Bergdahl from captivity in exchange for the release of five Taliban commanders. Obama has come under heavy criticism for the decision, as questions have surfaced concerning Bergdahl’s disappearance and service record. Daniel Strieff argues that Obama was right in making the deal to free Bergdahl, but erred in treating it as a celebratory moment. He writes that Obama should have focused on his commitment to bring home all American prisoners of war, rather than on Bergdahl’s military service and his parents.

Item Type: Online resource (Website)
Official URL: http://blogs.lse.ac.uk/usappblog/
Additional Information: © 2014 The Author; Online
Divisions: LSE
Subjects: H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
H Social Sciences > HN Social history and conditions. Social problems. Social reform
Sets: Collections > LSE American Politics and Policy (USAPP) Blog
Date Deposited: 13 Aug 2014 11:31
Last Modified: 10 Aug 2020 23:14
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/58951

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