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Reporter Michael Ames: American Cipher, Bowe Bergdahl

Host Marcia Franklin interviews Michael Ames, the co-author of “American Cipher: Bowe Bergdahl and the U.S. Tragedy in Afghanistan.” Ames, a former reporter for the Idaho Mountain Express and Sun Valley Magazine, became fascinated with the story of Bowe Bergdahl, an U.S. Army soldier who grew up in Hailey, Idaho, who was captured by the Taliban and held for five years. Ames and co-author Matt Farwell take a deeper look into Bergdahl’s life and the politics surrounding the search for him and his eventual release. Franklin talks with Ames about his conclusions and why he felt it was important to write the book.

Originally aired: 12/13/2019

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