Army http://wrvo.org en Maffei still concerned over handling of Bergdahl release http://wrvo.org/post/maffei-still-concerned-over-handling-bergdahl-release <p></p><p>Rep. Dan Maffei (D-Syracuse) is still concerned over how the White House handled the release of Army Sgt. Bowe&nbsp;Bergdahl from captivity in Afghanistan, saying some things were done right, but others wrong.</p><p>Bergdahl was freed from five years of imprisonment under the Taliban in Afghanistan about two weeks ago. In exchange, five Taliban prisoners in American custody were released.&nbsp;</p> Fri, 13 Jun 2014 18:18:09 +0000 Ryan Delaney 57279 at http://wrvo.org Maffei still concerned over handling of Bergdahl release Army Aims To Use Words, Not Weapons, With Afghans http://wrvo.org/post/army-aims-use-words-not-weapons-afghans The U.S. Army has been ramping up instruction in the languages of Afghanistan, even as troop levels in the country decrease in preparation for the U.S. troop withdrawal in 2014.<p>This year, key installations have added several hundred speakers of Pashto and Dari to their ranks, more than doubling the number of soldiers trained in the Afghan languages.<p>But it's not just the country's languages that are foreign to U.S. Mon, 10 Sep 2012 22:26:00 +0000 Blake Farmer 25779 at http://wrvo.org Army Aims To Use Words, Not Weapons, With Afghans