Who is Bowe Bergdahl?
Sgt. Robert "Bowe" Bergdahl is an American soldier who disappeared from his post in Afghanistan under mysterious circumstances in 2009. He was held captive by the Taliban for nearly five years, until the US government negotiated his release in exchange for five Guantánamo Bay detainees. President Obama himself appeared with Bergdahl's parents to explain the development to the public, but the media questioned the five-for-one deal, especially since the five prisoners who the US released were prominent members of the Taliban.