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U.S. soldier released from captivity in Afghanistan



The only U.S. serviceman taken prisoner in the Afghanistan war is homeward bound tonight.
Bowe Bergdahl was captured by the Taliban in June 2009 and was released yesterday in a prisoner exchange that has some in Congress angry.

Bowe Bergdahl's prayers have been answered.
Bowe Bergdahl is at a U.S. military hospital in Germany, bound stateside.

His parents are waiting to welcome him back home.

The Obama Administration traded the captured U.S. serviceman for five top Taliban military commanders held prisoner at Guantanamo Bay.

Chief among them is Mullah Mohamed Fazi.

He is the Taliban's former Army Chief. A U.S. Army report called him "high risk" and said, if released, he would likely rejoin the Taliban.

Some Republicans are condemning the President for violating long-standing U.S. policy not to negotiate with terrorists.

But the White House says they had to act fast.

There are no complaints in Hailey, Idaho.
Bowe Bergdahl's hometown has been keeping the faith  for five years.

No word yet on just when they'll see Bowe Bergdahl again.