According to our President, the United States is still on schedule to hand over security to the Afghan government authorities in 2014.
Many Americans do not know, or have forgotten, American POW Sgt. Bowe Robert Bergdahl. Sgt. Bergdahl’s capture was not the media event we experienced like the highly publicized rescue of Jessica Lynch during her 30 day capture/imprisonment. However, it has been over four years since Sgt. Bergdahl’s June 30, 2009 capture and imprisonment in Afghanistan by a Taliban-affiliated insurgent group. It is time America demanded his release and return to his family.
At the September 20, 2013 Pentagon ceremony commemorating Americas POW/MIA’s, Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel proclaimed, “Our hearts today are with the Bergdahl family. Using our military, intelligence, and diplomatic tools, the United States is continuing its strong efforts to secure Sergeant Bergdahl’s’ safe release.” US Central Command confirmed, “we are still actively looking for him and following leads wherever we can get them.”