Hagel: Bergdahl Deal Was "Imperfect" But "Right Decision"


CHUCK HAGEL, SECRETARY OF DEFENSE: We made the right decision, and we did it for the right reasons β€” to bring home one of our people. War is a dirty business. And we don’t like to deal with those realities, but realities they are....

War, every part of war, like prisoner exchanges, is not some abstraction or theoretical exercise. The hard choices and options don't fit neatly into clearly defined instructions in 'how to' manuals. All of these decisions are part of the brutal, imperfect realities we all deal with in war.

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