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.
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:
Megyn Kelly interviewed several soldiers who served with Bergdahl and were present when Bergdahl decided to walk off post.
It’s been reported that an unknown number of soldiers died, in part, because of the search for Bergdahl.
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