Clinton: U.S. will do everything to free soldier
WASHINGTON, July 20 (Reuters) - Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said the United States will do everything it can to find and free an American soldier captured in Afghanistan and whose detention was aired on video.
The video, portions of which were posted on YouTube on the Internet, shows Private Bowe Bergdahl, 23, of Idaho in traditional Afghan dress, being prompted in English by his captors to call for U.S. forces to be withdrawn from Afghanistan.
"We are attempting to do everything we can to locate him and free him," Clinton, who is in India, said in an interview aired on ABC's "Good Morning America" on Monday.
"It's just outrageous," she said. "It's a real sign of desperation and inappropriate criminal behavior on the parts of these terrorist groups, so we are going to do everything we can to get him."
The U.S. military has denounced the video as Taliban propaganda that violated international law.
(Reporting by Tabassum Zakaria; Editing by Eric Beech)
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