BBC News reports Republicans and Democrats clashed over the deal to swap five Guantanamo Bay detainees for a Taliban-held soldier, with Republicans warning it could put American lives at risk. Senator John McCain said the detainees, who were transferred to Qatar, were some of the "highest high-risk people." Afghanistan also condemned the deal, saying handing prisoners to a third country violated international law. Sgt Bowe Bergdahl, 28, was handed to US forces in Afghanistan on Saturday. In an emotional address on Sunday, his father, Robert Bergdahl, said he was proud how far his son was willing to go to help the Afghan people, but warned that his recovery would take a long time. He said he and his wife had not yet spoken to the soldier, who is in a good condition and undergoing medical care at a US military hospital in Germany.