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Mon Oct 16, 2017, 11:05 AM

Bowe Bergdahl pleads guilty in desertion, misbehavior case

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Source: ABC News

Army Sergeant Bowe Bergdahl pleaded guilty on Monday to charges of desertion with intention to shirk duty and misbehavior before the enemy stemming from his 2009 disappearance and capture by the Taliban.

Bergdahl drew international headlines after he left his Army outpost in Afghanistan over eight years ago. He was captured and held by the Taliban for almost five years until his release was negotiated in 2014 by the Obama administration as part of a prisoner exchange. Upon his return to the United States, Bergdahl returned to duty while an investigation probed the circumstances surrounding his disappearance. He was formally charged in March 2015.

The misbehavior before the enemy charge carries a maximum sentence of life in prison, though sentencing won't occur until later this month. Judge Jeffrey Nance, presiding over the case, questioned Bergdahl Monday to ensure he understood the charges and consequences of pleading guilty.

In interviews with the podcast "Serial" in December 2015, Bergdahl explained that his lack of confidence in leadership at Combat Outpost Mest-Malak in Paktika Province, Afghanistan prompted his decision to embark on an 18-mile hike to a nearby base to report his concerns. He said he realized he made a mistake only 20 minutes after leaving his base.

Read more: http://abcnews.go.com/US/bowe-bergdahl-pleads-guilty-desertion-misbehavior-case/story?id=50509167

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Response to Jose Garcia (Original post)

Mon Oct 16, 2017, 11:09 AM

1. In some ways I think Bergdahl is going to get screwed on this because of trump

in fact just by president asshole yapping about it when campaigning ruins the chances he would have had for a fair trial

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Response to Jose Garcia (Original post)

Mon Oct 16, 2017, 11:24 AM

2. I THINK the elephant in the room with regard to the Bergdahl incident is...

 

Bergdahl was a soldier in a combat zone who was showing signs of having mental hygiene issues or needing some help from the mental health segment of military health care. And instead of sending him to get the help he needed, his chain-of-command decided instead to keep him in his unit and "monitor" him... Subsequently, he wandered off in search of something that only he knows about and was captured by the enemy. I'm SURE he was tortured and emotionally and physically abused in some way every day that he was a POW and he has spent the last 3 or 4 years since his release dealing with his trauma...

I think this court martial was ginned up by Candidate Trump and once Trump was INSTALLED as President, the military felt they had to follow through with this court martial...

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Response to Jose Garcia (Original post)

Mon Oct 16, 2017, 11:24 AM

3. Locking - duplicate thread

of https://www.democraticunderground.com/10141890602 . Please continue discussion there. Thanks.

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