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Who are the Guantanamo Detainees?

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Over the weekend, the United States' only prisoner of war from Afghanistan was released by the Taliban in exchange for five detaineess held at Guantanamo Bay. The release of Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl after being held captive for five years was criticized by some Congressional Republicans who argue the Obama administration negotiated with terrorists.  With the news of the prisoner swap, we look back in the Washington Week Vault to April 2011 when Tom Gjelten of NPR reported on the detainees at Guantanamo.

Annie Get Your Gun

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In late October, a bomb tore through a team of American Special Operations troops on a raid against an enemy target in Kandahar province. The blast killed three, including a young female officer, Lt. Ashley White, who was attached to the elite troops during the strike and died at their side.

PBS NewsHour: Terror Network Behind 'Unprecedented,' Coordinated Kabul Attacks

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September 14, 2011

The U.S. Embassy and NATO headquarters were among the targets of Taliban fighters who infiltrated Afghanistan's capital on Tuesday. Gwen Ifill gets the latest on the deadly attacks from Patrick Quinn, The Associated Press's Kabul bureau chief.

Searching for Bottom: Why Everybody Had A Bad Week

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"I went to sleep with gum in my mouth and now there's gum in my hair and when I got out of bed this morning I tripped on the skateboard and by mistake I dropped my sweater in the sink while the water was running and I could tell it was going to be a terrible, horrible, no good, very bad day." -- Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day by Judith Viorst

By now it is old news that the President of the United States is in a deep political hole, with daylight growing ever farther away. He doesn’t have gum in his hair yet, but it’s doubtful the White House would admit it if he did.

On the Radar: September 14, 2011

Legacy: On The Radar

On the Radar: July 20, 2011

Legacy: On The Radar