Retired Col. Mike Canders, of Nesconset, weighs in on Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl prisoner exchange

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Canders says lawmakers shouldn't have been kept in the dark while dozens in the Obama administration knew the details of the plan to free Sgt. Bergdahl. (Credit: News 12)

A Long Island military expert who oversaw U.S. troops in Iraq is weighing in on the exchange of five Taliban detainees for the last remaining American prisoner of war in Afghanistan.

Senators in Washington emerged after a briefing on the release of Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl Tuesday seemingly less convinced than ever regarding the wisdom behind the swap involving the high-level Taliban members.


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