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Afghanistan / Bergdahl Release #1122904

CBS Evening News for Monday, Jun 02, 2014
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(Studio: Maurice DuBois) Report introduced.

(Pentagon: David Martin) Criticism of the deal releasing American soldier Bowe Bergdahl from captivity with the Taliban in exchange for 5 prisoners from Guantanamo examined; details given about the social media campaign claiming Bergdahl is a traitor and that soldiers were killed searching for him. [Former platoon-mate Josh KORDER††- says Bergdahl voluntarily walked away.]

(Studio: Maurice DuBois) Report introduced.

(White House: Major Garrett) The administration’s defense of the deal featured; details given about the detainees exchanged for Bergdahl, including Mohammad Fazl†, Abdul Haq Wasiq†, and Mullah Norullah Noori†. [White House press secretary Jay CARNEY – says we have a history of exchanging prisoners in an armed conflict.] The issue of President Obama releasing the prisoners without a 30-day notice discussed.

(Studio: Maurice DuBois) Report introduced.

(Hailey, Idaho: Bigad Shiban) Plans in Bergdahl’s hometown of Hailey, Idaho for a homecoming celebration featured; Bergdahl’s email to his father Bob in 2009 quoted; Internet video featuring B. Bergdahl shown. [Hailey police Chief Jeff GUNTER†- comments on Bergdahl’s father.]

DuBois, Maurice;
Martin, David;
Garrett, Major;
Shiban, Bigad

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