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U.S. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel (L) testifies with Defense Department General Counsel Stephen Preston (R) about the Bergdahl prisoner exchange at a House Armed Services Committee hearing on Capitol Hill in Washington June 11, 2014.  REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst

U.S. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel (L) testifies with Defense Department General Counsel Stephen Preston (R) about the Bergdahl prisoner exchange at a House Armed Services Committee hearing on Capitol Hill in Washington June 11, 2014. ...more

U.S. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel (L) testifies with Defense Department General Counsel Stephen Preston (R) about the Bergdahl prisoner exchange at a House Armed Services Committee hearing on Capitol Hill in Washington June 11, 2014. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst
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U.S. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel greets members of Congress as he arrives to testify about the Bergdahl prisoner exchange at a House Armed Services Committee hearing on Capitol Hill in Washington June 11, 2014. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst

U.S. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel greets members of Congress as he arrives to testify about the Bergdahl prisoner exchange at a House Armed Services Committee hearing on Capitol Hill in Washington June 11, 2014. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst

U.S. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel greets members of Congress as he arrives to testify about the Bergdahl prisoner exchange at a House Armed Services Committee hearing on Capitol Hill in Washington June 11, 2014. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst
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U.S. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel takes his seat to testify about the Bergdahl prisoner exchange, at a House Armed Services Committee hearing on Capitol Hill in Washington June 11, 2014.  REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst

U.S. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel takes his seat to testify about the Bergdahl prisoner exchange, at a House Armed Services Committee hearing on Capitol Hill in Washington June 11, 2014. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst

U.S. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel takes his seat to testify about the Bergdahl prisoner exchange, at a House Armed Services Committee hearing on Capitol Hill in Washington June 11, 2014. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst
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