Obama said Bergdahl's state of health had not yet permitted an interrogation about his capture -- but said the mystery of his disappearance didn't change his own basic obligation as commander-in-chief.
President Barack Obama defended a prisoner swap with the Taliban to free an American soldier, saying his "sacred" trust as commander-in-chief outweighed claims he broke the law and set a dangerous precedent.
Obama is facing rising questions about the deal to secure the release of US Army Sergeant Bowe Bergdahl after five years, in return for the transfer of five Taliban prisoners from the "war on terror" prison at Guantanamo Bay.
At a press conference in Poland, Obama was unrepentant, as the White House issued a new legal justification for his action.
Three key lawmakers on trade policy introduced a bill to give President Barack Obama "fast-track authority," which would allow his team to negotiate agreements that Congress could approve or reject -- without making changes. Read more...