Hagel says White House moved quickly on prisoner swap because captive's life was in danger

  • by: LOLITA C. BALDOR , Associated Press
  • Updated: June 1, 2014 - 4:30 AM

BAGRAM AIR FIELD, Afghanistan — U.S. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel said Sunday the military operation to free Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl from the Taliban in exchange for the release of five Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, detainees was not relayed to Congress because officials believed the soldier's life was in danger.

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