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Kerry’s Defense of Bergdahl Deal Not Swaying Hill Critics

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry’s defense of a deal swapping five Taliban prisoners for Army Sergeant Bowe Bergdahl shows no signs of easing concerns on Capitol Hill.

The top U.S. diplomat yesterday dismissed threats by some Taliban prisoners that they will return to the battlefield and kill Americans as “a lot of baloney.” The movements of the five former leaders of the Taliban government who were released to Qatar will be closely monitored, he said.