WASHINGTON - US Representative Buck McKeon, chairman of the House of Representatives Armed Services Committee, said on Tuesday he had invited US Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel to testify at a hearing on June 11 on the transfer of Taliban detainees in exchange for the release of US soldier Bowe Bergdahl.



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"We are all relieved that Sergeant Bergdahl has come home to us safely," McKeon, a California Republican, said in a statement.

"However, we have a responsibility to both the American people and the troops still in harm's way in Afghanistan to get to the bottom of this deal with the Taliban," he said.