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Obama: No Apologies For Exchange



(AP)- Despite the controversy surrounding the release of U.S. Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl, President Barack Obama says he makes no apologies for trying to win his freedom.

Bergdahl was released by the Taliban in a prisoner exchange that has caused a furor in the United States and has followed the president on his European trip this week.

Obama says the U.S. has a basic principle of not leaving any service man or woman behind, and he adds that Bergdahl's health had been deteriorating.

Five Taliban detainees held in Guantanamo were released as part of the exchange.

Republicans and Democrats have objected to the swap. 
 

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