US Defence Secretary Chuck Hagel praises soldier release team
US Defence Secretary Chuck Hagel has praised US forces in Afghanistan over the release of a US soldier held for nearly five years by the Taliban.
Sergeant Bowe Bergdahl, 28, was handed to US special forces in south-eastern Afghanistan as part of a prisoner swap.
Mr Hagel met some of those involved at Bagram airbase north of Kabul during a previously unannounced visit.
"No shots were fired - it went as well as it could have", he said.
01 Jun 2014