In the Media: Professor Turley Discusses the Release of Sergeant Bergdahl

On May 31, 2014, Sergeant Bowe Bergdahl, captive of the Taliban in eastern Afghanistan since 2009, was released by his captors and recovered by the United States. The release was brokered by the governments of the United States, Qatar, and Afghanistan with the Taliban in exchange for five Guantanamo Bay detainees. Though U.S. federal law states that the president must inform Congress at least 30 days in advance of any transfers at Guantanamo Bay, no notice was given.

Professor Jonathan Turley has discussed the controversy surrounding the circumstances of Sergeant Bergdahl's release in several media outlets, listed below.


In the Media

The Sean Hannity Show | June 5, 2014
"Rogue President?" [Audio]

C-SPAN | June 5, 2014
"Executive Branch and U.S.-Taliban Prisoner Swap" [Video]

CNN | June 5, 2014
"Celebrated at First, Bergdahl's Release Raises Questions"

The Washington Times | June 4, 2014
"For a Welcome Change, Media Does Its Job on Bergdahl Deal"

CNN | June 4, 2014
"Lawmakers: Obama Should Have Told Us" [Video]

CNN | June 4, 2014
"Bergdahl: From POW to Political Pawn" [Video]

Forbes | June 2, 2014
"Obama To Americans: Go Ahead, Take The Law Into Your Own Hands"