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Afghanistan / Bergdahl Release / The Controversy / A Discussion #1066307

CNN Evening News for Wednesday, Jun 04, 2014
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(Studio: Anderson Cooper) Breaking news on the video shown to senators of Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl, who had been held captive by the Taliban in Afghanistan, introduced. [Senator John McCAIN - says the exchange of hardcore Taliban will pose a threat to the US military.]

(Studio: Anderson Cooper; Washington: Joe Johns) What is in the proof of life video of Bergdahl that caused the administration to consider Bergdahl might be in declining health, the criticism of the administration by Republicans and the limited response from the Democrats discussed. [Senator Lindsey GRAHAM - criticizes the prisoner trade.]

(Studio: Anderson Cooper) Live discussion held with CNN's David Gergen and "Politico"'s Maggie Haberman about the politics of the Bergdahl case. [GERGEN - says the expectation is that the dangerous released Taliban will be back in the fight, but the reaction to the deal broke along party lines; analyzes the Obama administration's governing problems in underestimating the military reaction to the deal.] [HABERMAN - says the White House hoped to put a human face on things with the Bergdahls at the announcement; analyzes the military's reaction.]

(Studio: Anderson Cooper) The reaction of retired Army Gen. Stanley McChrystal to the prisoner exchange introduced. [McCHRYSTAL - says we don't leave Americans behind and the issue is service and responsibility by and for Bergdahl.]

Cooper, Anderson;
Johns, Joe

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