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Rep. Duncan Hunter (R-CA) on Thursday criticized the Obama administration for the accidental killing of two hostages by a drone strike targeting al Qaeda operatives, claiming that the U.S. government could have prevented the death of American hostage Warren Weinstein.

Hunter alleged in a statement that the Pentagon had tried to secure Weinstein's release while negotiating to free Bowe Bergdahl. Hunter claimed that the State Department went ahead with the prisoner swap that led to Bergdahl's release without including Weinstein "due to infighting and disagreements among lead organizations."

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