Pentagon: U.S. Doing All It Can To Find POW Soldier

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

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Thursday, May 10, 2012

Defense leaders say the military and the intelligence community are doing everything possible to find 26-year-old Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl, who was taken prisoner in Afghanistan three years ago.

Army Gen. Martin Dempsey, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, says there is a poster of the Hailey, Idaho, soldier, inside U.S. Central Command's operations center as a constant reminder that he is missing in action.

Bergdahl's parents went public this week with secret U.S. attempts to trade their son for Taliban prisoners in U.S. hands. They say they are frustrated by what they believe are stalled efforts to free him.

Officials believe Bergdahl is being held by the Haqqani network, insurgents affiliated with the Taliban, probably in Pakistan.

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