Welcome to CNN STUDENT NEWS. I'm Carl Azuz.
This is our last week on air before the summer break.
First up today, a prisoner exchange.
Bowe Bergdahl was the last American soldier held captive from the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.
The 28-year old Army sergeant went missing while deployed in Afghanistan in 2009.
He was released by the Taliban Saturday.
In order to get that done, the Obama administration released five men from the U.S. military prison in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba.
These are photos obtained by WikiLeaks that match the names released by the U.S. Department of Defense.
The Department of Defense would neither confirm, not deny their accuracy.
We can tell you that the five men released were members of the Taliban, Afghanistan's former rulers, and had suspected ties to terrorists.
The U.S. has had a policy of not negotiating with terrorists and two Republicans in Congress say the Obama administration broke the law over the exchange because it didn't tell Congress 30 days in advance of the deal.
Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel says the U.S. acted fast because Sergeant Bergdahl's health was getting worse.
There are a lot more unanswered questions, including how and why Bergdahl disappeared.
We do have details on how he was recovered.
I'd like to say to Bowe right now who's having trouble speaking English.
"I'm your father, Bowe."
An emotional moment as Bowe Bergdahl's parents stand with the president.
I just want to say, thank you to everyone who has supported Bowe.
After nearly five years in captivity their son Bowe is coming home.
Release me, please, I'm begging you, bring me home, please.
Bring me home.
Behind the scenes, a secret choreography had quickly been worked out in just the last several days.
A U.S. command center was set up, and at an undisclosed location.
U.S. commandos secretly flew to a point near the border where the Taliban said they would be waiting to turn Bergdahl over.
Back at Guantanamo Bay, officials from Qatar were on standby, waiting to take custody of the five Taliban detainees that U.S. was releasing and return for Bergdahl.
That was the guarantee that Taliban need it to let the American soldier go after five years a prisoner.
The Pentagon will not disclose if it was Navy SEALs or Army Delta Force teams.
They were taking no chances, several dozen of America's most elite forces were involved.
Other troops stayed at a distance planes and drones flew overhead keeping watch.
The heavily armed U.S. troops landed facing 18 Taliban and Bergdahl.
A senior U.S. officials says Beau Bergdahl was able to walk and they quickly got him on board of the helicopter.