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May 11th, 2012
09:54 AM ET

Challenges of negotiating for POW release – Michael Berg, dad of Nicholas Berg, on why the U.S. should be doing more

The parents of Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl, a U.S. soldier taken prisoner three years ago in Afghanistan, have gone public about the stalled secret negotiations between the U.S. and the Taliban for their son.

Bob Bergdahl and his wife, Jani Bergdahl, said in interviews that they are concerned that the U.S. government hasn't done enough to secure the release of their 26 year-old son.

Michael Berg's son Nicholas was captured and beheaded by al Qaeda in 2004.

Berg sits down with Soledad O'Brien on Starting Point today to offer advice to the Bergdahl family about how to deal with their son's situation and to explain why he is opposed to the government's policies about not negotiating with terrorists.


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