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Michael Ames Chronicles The Tale Of Private Bowe Bergdahl

U.S. Army Private Bowe Bergdahl (r) while held captive by the Taliban. The other man is Badruddin Haqqani, a former commander in the terrorist organization that bears his family's name. Haqqani was killed by U.S. forces in 2012.

This segment originally aired on MAR 12, 2019

Michael Ames's book "American Cipher" tells the story of Bowe Bergdahl, the U.S. Army private who spent five years as a captive of the Taliban to later be released in a controversial prisoner swap. Many have called Bergdahl a deserter; others have pointed to mental health issues. Ames joins Idaho Matters to share insight into the life of this Idaho native.

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Samantha Wright is a news reporter and producer for Idaho Matters.