Held in captivity by a Taliban-linked group, Caitlan Coleman and Joshua Boyle appeared with their children for first time.
After a three-month preliminary hearing, desertion and misbehavior charges against the 29-year-old soldier who walked off his Army base in Afghanistan were referred for a full trial.
The soldier accused of deserting his unit in Afghanistan in 2009 says he wanted to highlight military leaders' incompetence, and to be a Jason Bourne-type figure, in new season of popular podcast series.
The five Taliban officials released in the controversial deal have been in Qatar for the past year and restricted from traveling abroad, but this will change if the ban expires as scheduled on June 1.
The Army sergeant, recently charged with desertion after he went missing from his post in Afghanistan in 2009, details his captivity.
Bergdahl walked off his military base in Afghanistan in 2009 and was held captive by the Pakistani Taliban for five years before he was freed in exchange for five Gitmo detainees.
This is the fourth installment of Robert Young Pelton's account of his involvement with the 2009 search for Private Bowe Bergdahl in Afghanistan.
The civilian death toll is one of the highest inflicted by a terror attack in Afghanistan since the US-led invasion of the country in 2001.
Illegal poaching and resource extraction rake in $213 billion a year, more than the global market for illegal drugs.