BOISE -- We're now getting to see the moment Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl was freed, after five years of captivity.

The Taliban released a video showing the transfer of Bergdahl to American custody, in the hands of U.S. Special Forces.

The video is 17 minutes long and shows a clean shaven Bowe being handed over after both sides quickly shake hands.

While U.S. officials have not verified the video's authenticity, Pentagon spokesman RADM John Kirby told NBC News there was no reason to doubt the authenticity of the clip.

U.S. officials are currently reviewing the video, but our focus right now is in getting Bergdahl the care he needs, Kirby said.

KTVB watched the video with former CIA agent Mike Baker.

He says there is nothing surprising about the transfer. Very little interaction with the Taliban, as you can imagine, our guys weren't there to have a conversation with them, weren't there to have a conversation, they are there to do the exchange, said Baker.

In the video, Bergdahl is shown in white local dress, appearing to blink in the bright light.

As a helicopter comes in for a landing, Bergdahl is brought out of the truck to wait, standing and clutching a plastic bag. Armed men dot the hillside above him.

Bergdahl is then led by two men - one of them waving a white flag - to greet three other men who have emerged from the helicopter.

Quick handshakes are exchanged and Bergdahl is patted down. One of the soldier's new escorts flashes a thumbs up to the waiting helicopter, which has what appear to be soldiers inside.

Bergdahl is frisked again, his plastic bag discarded, and he is then loaded into the chopper. The entire apparent transfer - from helicopter landing to take off - takes about a minute.

Baker says Bergdahl appeared in good physical health.

You look at Bowe Bergdahl, at his physical capabilities, his body language, not a lot of surprises there, you're seeing an individual who has been in very difficult circumstances going on five years, said Baker. He's physically fatigued, he's gaunt and he looks like a deer in the headlights which is exactly what you would expect someone in that situation to look like.

Baker says the Taliban released the video as a promotion. They are putting themselves in the drivers seat, look at us, look at the Taliban, look what great warriors we are, we've defeated in a sense U.S. military, that's what they're trying to convey in this video and they're doing it to promote their cause and recruit new fighters, said Baker.

KTVB also got an analysis of the video in a live interview with NBC Chief Pentagon correspondent Jim Miklaszewski.

When the U.S. military, the special operations forces approach Bowe, he does a quick pat down of Bowe, a frisk, and then when he gets to the helicopter they do another one and military officials tell us that's because there was some fear that the Taliban might plant a suicide bomb on Bowe and they just wanted to make sure he was all clear before they put him on that helicopter, said Miklaszewski.

He seemed impressed by Bowe's physical appearance.

Bowe fortunately looks in remarkably good physical condition, psychologically who knows, he seems somewhat reserved, very quiet after five years in captivity, one can only imagine what he went through, said Miklaszewski.

He says given what he's been through the last five years, his condition seems consistent with prior videos released.

He's clean shaven, and some people say he looks think but if you look at the pictures of him on base, in Eastern Afghanistan, he was always in good shape lets hope he's in as good physical condition as he appears, said Miklaszewski.

Staff Sgt. Bergdahl, who was held captive for years, was released Saturday in exchange for five high-ranking Taliban militants held by the U.S. at Guantanamo Bay.

The swap was criticized by members of Congress who say that the Obama administration violated the law by failing to inform Congress of the move in advance. Some lawmakers say the decision to transfer Guantanamo detainees amounts to negotiating with terrorists.

Bergdahl remains at the U.S. military hospital in Landstuhl, Germany undergoing physical and psychological treatment.

Watch the raw video of Bergdahl's release here.

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