BREAKING: Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl Now Officially Charged With Desertion and Misbehavior

by Warner Todd Huston | March 25, 2015 2:37 pm

You may recall the story of U.S. Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl for whom Obama made a deal with the Taliban to have returned to the US after five years of captivity. Now the soldier has been officially charged with desertion and misbehavior for his actions in Afghanistan.

It was quickly rumored that Bergdahl deserted his post and tried to defect to the Taliban to help them fight against the USA. But when he tried to join the enemy, it appears they took him hostage, instead.

Obama fell all over himself to make a special deal to get Bergdahl returned but now he’s been charged[1] as a deserter.

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.

His fellow soldiers all say he is guilty of desertion. Let’s see if the government can make the case.

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