Bowe Bergdahl, Once Missing U.S. Soldier, Charged With Desertion



Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl, the U.S. soldier who was recovered in Afghanistan last spring after five years in captivity, faces charges of desertion and misbehavior before the enemy, according to his lawyer.

Eugene Fidell, Bergdahl’s attorney, told The Washington Post that his client was handed a charge sheet on Tuesday. Army officials announced they will provide an update in his case at 3:30 p.m. at Fort Bragg, N.C., but declined to discuss new developments ahead of the news conference.

Bergdahl, 28, went missing from his base in Paktika province on June 30, 2009, and is believed to have grown disillusioned with the U.S. military’s mission in Afghanistan. He was held captive in Pakistan by the Haqqani network, an insurgent group allied with the Taliban, until a deal brokered through the government of Qatar was reached last year. Read more at the Washington Post.

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  1. This doesn’t fit the White House MO! No American who fights against the once great Nation, is considered a deserter. Only a Hero.

  2. Another Obama brilliant idea.Take a Taliban sympathizer and give them 5. This is how he will protect us from nuclear Iran. From cars for clunkers to the latest assistance he’s offering Iran has he done anything right? Anyone keeping count?
    The world is laughing at Obama and he’s the only one who doesn’t realize it.