On CNN with Jake Tapper, former Army Sgt. Evan Buetow, who served as U.S. Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl’s team leader on the night he disappeared from his base in Afghanistan, asserted that he had access to radio intercepts which indicated that Bergdahl actively sought out the Taliban.
Following Bergdahl’s capture, Buetow claimed that the Taliban’s attacks on Americans became “far more directed.”
In addition, Buetow told CNN that, within a few days of Bergdahl’s strange disappearance, military teams monitoring radio communications intercepted radio chatter and telephonic communication which indicated that an American was searching for Taliban members who spoke English.
Some key quotes:
“When we heard that, it told us, okay, he’s actively seeking out the Taliban. And, yes, over the next couple of months, all the attacks were far more directed.”
“I heard it straight from the interpreter’s lips as he heard it over the radio. There’s a lot more to this story than a soldier walking away.”
“I don’t really want to get into the political side of anything. My goal is to show that Bergdahl is a deserter. He’s not a hero, and that he needs to answer for what he did.”