Bergdahl Podcast: 'Serial' Shows Complex Diplomacy That Brought The Idaho Soldier Back

Mar 3, 2016

Credit Idaho National Guard

The latest episode of the popular podcast, "Serial," delves into the complicated diplomatic steps it took to get Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl back to the U.S. after he was captured by the Taliban in 2009.

Bergdahl, of Hailey, was captured after he walked off his base in 2009, and wasn't released until 2014. The strategies the Obama administration used to get Bergdahl home, including trading five Taliban prisoners for the Idaho soldier, were controversial.

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When Bergdahl was pulled out of captivity and first got on the plane, he had a difficult time stringing sentences together, he says on the podcast.

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