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Afghanistan / Bergdahl Release #1122921

NBC Evening News for Monday, Jun 02, 2014
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(Studio: Ann Curry) The release of American soldier Bowe Bergdahl from captivity by the Taliban noted; scenes shown from his hometown of Hailey, Idaho.

(Pentagon: Jim Miklaszewski) The controversy over how Bergdahl was taken by the Taliban reviewed; details given about his medical condition; photos shown of Americans killed while searching for Bergdahl, including Lt. Darryn†† Andrews and Pfc. Matthew Martinek†; statement from the city of Hailey quoted. [Hailey RESIDENT, family friend Stefanie O’NEILL†, Andrews’ brother Jarrett ANDREWS††– comment.] [Platoon medic Joshua CORNELISON††- says Bergdahl left his platoon to clean up his mess.] [Father Bob BERGDAHL – says he is proud of Bowe.]

(Studio: Ann Curry) Report introduced.

(Washington: Andrea Mitchell) Controversy over the deal that freed Bergdahl featured; details given about President Obama’s conversation with Qatar’s retired emir. [Senator John McCAIN, Representative Jason CHAFFETZ†- criticize the deal.] [National Security Advisor Susan RICE – says Bergdahl served the US with honor & distinction.] [White House press secretary Jay CARNEY – supports Rice’s comments.] [White House chief of staff Denis McDONOUGH†- says we did not have 30 days to get this done.]

(Landstuhl, Germany: Richard Engel) The components of the deal examined; scenes shown of the Taliban detainees being welcomed in Qatar; statement from Taliban leader Mullah Omar quoted. [NBC counterterrorism analyst Michael LEITER†- assesses the deal.]

Curry, Ann;
Miklaszewski, Jim;
Mitchell, Andrea;
Engel, Richard

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