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Hagel defends GI-Taliban swap

Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel on Wednesday defended the prisoner exchange that freed Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl after years of captivity with the Taliban, telling lawmakers that the operation needed to be kept secret from Congress to ensure that the soldier was not killed by his captors in the days leading up to the swap.

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