WASHINGTON-- An Associated Press report released today is getting the attention of the Pentagon and the family of Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl.
It cites anonymous sources inside U.S. Department of Defense saying the captors of Bergdahl have signaled a willingness to release the Hailey soldier, but are unclear which U.S. government official could make a deal.
Critics of the effort to free Sgt. Bergdahl blame the confusion on disorganization and lack of communication between the U.S. Central Command and the Department of Defense.
NBC chief Pentagon correspondent Jim Miklaszewski said today the Pentagon disputes the report of dysfunctionality in the release of Bergdahl.
When you're talking about reputable news organizations - like the AP - the information is totally accurate, right on the money, but in this case, DOD officials who we've been working with for years, who we trust to provide correct, accurate, honest information have said that part of the story couldn't be further from the truth.
This summer will mark the 5th year that Bowe Bergdahl was captured and taken hostage. He remains as America's only known prisoner of war.