NBC Evening News for Saturday, May 31, 2014
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(Pentagon: Jim Miklaszewski) The mechanics of Bergdahl's release in Afghanistan after an intricate international prisoner swap and the reaction in Bergdahl's hometown reviewed; Bergdahl hostage video shown. Obama's written statement quoted. [NBC military analyst retired Gen. Barry McCAFFREY- says those released will go back to combat.] [In Hailey, Idaho, WOMAN - comments.]
(Studio: Lester Holt) Report introduced.
(White House: Kristen Welker) The Bergdahl exchange and the government policy of not negotiating with terrorists examined; scenes shown of presidents Ronald Reagan and George Bush stating positions; Representative Mike Rogers and the House Armed Services Committee quoted. [Unidentified MAN - comments on US negotiating policy.] [Second MAN - offers analysis.]
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