The Army has finally announced the fate of Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl.
Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl faces court-martial on charges of desertion and misbehavior before the enemy, U.S. Army announces.
— CNN Breaking News (@cnnbrk) December 14, 2015
Gen. Robert B. Abrams has announced that Sgt. Bergdahl will face a court martial for desertion and misbehavior before the enemy.
The United States government traded fiver terror suspects for Bergdahl in 2014. Bergdahl left his post in Afghanistan in 2009 and was subsequently captured by enemy fighters.
Bergdahl’s defense attorney, Eugene R. Fidell, immediately condemned the decision, saying that General Abrams “did not follow the advice of the preliminary hearing officer who heard the witnesses.”
The misbehavior before the enemy charge can potentially carry a death penalty, but that is rarely utilized.
Here’s a video report on his possible penalties:
The extremely popular and award-winning podcast Serial is currently investigating the Bergdahl case on its weekly show.
Bergdahl heading for harsher general court-martial https://t.co/1aMnCiZsXD
— worldnews2454 (@worldnews2454) December 14, 2015
Bergdahl to face most serious kind of court-martial in Army desertion case https://t.co/wjxT2voqFD
— Clixon Foundation (@3amFAIL) December 14, 2015
Matters “not 1 maggot” what Bergdahl’s father said Bergdahl Jr’s fate sealed as “Deserter who misbehaved B4 enemy”! https://t.co/Q5MMgK4mEj
— J. A. Hughman, II (@JAhuman2) December 14, 2015
.@POTUS Now that Bergdahl is to face court martial on charges of desertion, I believe you owe members of our military a profound apology.
— View From Here (@viewfromherex) December 14, 2015
Huh! First we find out that Obama broke the law on the Bergdahl trade, and now this! I doubt this will be the end… https://t.co/T3yzZLD0AF
— D.B. Stearns (@DBSHarmonicWars) December 14, 2015
Obama’s Hero…Traitor Bowe Bergdahl Case Referred 2 Trial by Court Martial 4 Desertion https://t.co/iKGylLRmBA
— john william mathews (@mathewsjw) December 14, 2015
— BossyMother (@BossyMother) December 14, 2015
Now a Bergdahl court-martial due to desertion. Incorrect. Obama White House says the desertion was ‘honorable.’ pic.twitter.com/XnYJ4ypiBz
— Rufus Kings ® ™ (@RufusKings1776) December 14, 2015
Valerie Jarrett: [Bergdahl] He served his country w/honor and distinction Well he’ll be serving Bubba and Cool-Breeze in Leavenworth now 😂
— Wayne Dupree™ (@WayneDupreeShow) December 14, 2015
Have they told Obama the military is putting Bergdahl on trial? He’ll go apoplectic https://t.co/MLZZczL2iA
— John Duncan (@jsduncan04) December 14, 2015
He’s a traitor,should be hung.Caused deaths of soldiers. Bergdahl to face desertion charge in general court-martial, https://t.co/C54vyjnYyC
— Marvin Myers (@VaporWarriors) December 14, 2015
I think Obama expected that Bergdahl would become a national hero by denying desertion allegations. Bergdahl admitted to desertion (which got several searchers killed) to protest the quality of his chain of command.
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