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Bowe Bergdahl Handover Shown in Taliban Video

A Blackhawk helicopter waits as U.S. Army Sergeant Bowe Bergdahl (2nd R, back facing) is being led to the American military during his release at the Afghan border, in this still image from video released June 4, 2014. The Taliban have released the 17-minute video showing the handover of Bergdahl to the American military close to the Afghan border with Pakistan, in an exchange for five militants held at U.S. jail Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. The video shows a Bergdahl, clean shaven, dressed in a white salwar kameez and with a shaved head, waiting in a pick-up truck as Taliban militants outside lean in to talk to him. He appears to blink in the bright light, assenting as they speak. The video's authenticity could not be independently verified. Al-Emara via Reuters TV

The Taliban released the first video of former prisoner Bowe Bergdahl’s handover, a dramatic exchange under a white flag. Meanwhile, controversy grows over the deal that set him free. NBC chief foreign correspondent Richard Engel reports, and NBC’s Jim Miklaszewski provides perspective on Pentagon reaction to the video.

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