Bowe Bergdahl, who reportedly left his post to go look for al Queda, was charged with desertion and misbehavior before the enemy.  Today, it was announced that Bergdahl will face a court martial and a possible life sentence.

CNN reports:

U.S. Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl will face a military court on charges of desertion and endangering fellow soldiers, the U.S. Army announced Monday.

Gen. Robert Abrams, the commander of U.S. Army Forces Command, ordered the court-martial on Monday, breaking with the U.S. military officer overseeing Bergdahl’s preliminary hearing who recommended that Bergdahl be referred to a special court-martial and face no jail time.

Abrams on Monday ordered Bergdahl’s case to a general court-martial, which means Bergdahl could face life imprisonment if convicted of “misbehavior before the enemy by endangering the safety of a command, unit or place.”

As you know, Bergdahl was traded for five top Taliban terrorists, and Obama attempted to create a “hero’s return” moment in announcing his release in the Rose Garden with Bergdahl’s parents present, in a move that was deeply unpopular:

http://www.cbsnews.com/videos/bergdahl-prisoner-swap-cbs-news-poll-shows-majority-say-u-s-gave-up-too-much/

Megyn Kelly interviewed several soldiers who served with Bergdahl and were present when Bergdahl decided to walk off post.

Watch:

It’s been reported that an unknown number of soldiers died, in part, because of the search for Bergdahl.

You can read LI”s Bergdahl coverage here.