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Bowe Bergdahl Receives Dishonorable Discharge, Reduction In Rank, Will Not Serve Prison Time

Bowe Bergdahl

Bowe Bergdahl received a dishonorable discharge and reduction in rank, but will not serve time in prison.

Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl Pleads Guilty To Desertion And Other Charges

Bowe Bergdahl

The Bergdahl case comes to an end.

Military Judge Declines To Dismiss Case Against Bowe Bergdahl Based On Trump’s Comments

Bowe Bergdahl

A military judge has rejected a motion to dismiss the case against Bowe Bergdahl based on comments made by Donald Trump when he was a candidate for President.

Bowe Bergdahl Trial Delayed Until 2017, But Donald Trump Could Wreck The Entire Case

Bowe Bergdahl

Bowe Bergdahl’s Court Martial has been delayed until 2017, which raises the possibility that comments by Donald Trump could result in Bergdahl getting off scot-free.

Bowe Bergdahl To Face Court Martial For Desertion, Endangering U.S. Troops

Bowe Bergdahl

Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl will face a Court Martial for the circumstances that led to his being capture and held captive by the Taliban for five years.

Bowe Bergdahl Charged With Desertion, Other Offenses As White House Narrative Collapses

Bowe Bergdahl

Bowe Bergdahl will face charges of desertion and misbehavior before the enemy, and the White House’s narrative about this release lies in tatters.

Army Investigation Of Bowe Berghdahl Referred To Top General

Afghanistan Captured Soldier

The Army’s investigation of the disappearance five years ago of Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl has been referred to a top General, who will decide if a court martial should be convened.

GAO: Obama Broke The Law In Bergdahl Release Deal

Afghanistan Captured Soldier

The General Accounting Office confirmed what seems clear to anyone who can read a statute.

Bowe Bergdahl To Return To Active Duty

Bowe Bergdahl

Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl has completely his treatment and is ready to return to active duty: WASHINGTON — Six weeks after being released from five years in Taliban captivity, Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl is expected to return to life as a regular Army soldier as early as Monday, Defense Department officials said late Sunday. Sergeant Bergdahl has […]

Army: No Evidence Bergdahl Aided Taliban During Captivity

Bowe Bergdahl

The U.S. Army is reporting that there is no evidence that Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl aided the Taliban or committed any other misconduct during his five years in captivity: WASHINGTON—The U.S. Army said Wednesday that there is no evidence that Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl engaged in any misconduct during his five years in captivity. Sgt. Bergdahl is […]

Bowe Bergdahl Released From Hospital

Bowe Bergdahl

Three weeks after being released from a five year captivity, Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl has been released from an Army hospital in Texas into outpatient care: Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl has been released from the Texas hospital he was admitted to when he arrived back in the U.S. more than a week ago, the Army said Sunday. Bergdahl […]

Obama Should Own Bergdahl Decision


My latest for War on the Rocks, “HAGEL: CLIMBING OUT FROM UNDER THE BUS,” has posted.

Public Skeptical Of Bergdahl Deal

President Obama Rose Garden Bergdahl

Thanks largely to Administration mistakes, the Bergdahl deal is not going over well.

The Right Way To View The Bowe Bergdahl Deal

Bowe Bergdahl

Trying to make some sense out of a week of outrage.

Dianne Feinstein: No Evidence That Bergdahl Was In Imminent Danger

Afghanistan Captured Soldier

While the Administration’s explanations for why it did not comply with the 30 day notice requirement for release of Gutantanamo Bay prisoners when making the deal that resulted in the release of Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl, the one that they seem to be relying upon the most is the argument that the decision was made to […]

Maybe It Should Have Been Easier For Bowe Bergdahl To Get Out Of Combat

Bowe Bergdahl

If someone had seen the signals, perhaps Bowe Bergdahl never would’ve wandered off base and gotten captured.

Poll Shows Public Divided Over Bergdahl Release Deal

Bowe Bergdahl

The first poll released in the wake of the release of Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl and the controversy that has arisen because of it shows that the nation is divided on whether or not the deal was a good idea: Voters are split over the Obama administration’s swap of five Taliban prisoners held at Guantánamo Bay for the release […]

Why It Matters That Obama Didn’t Follow The Law In The Bergdahl Release Deal

Obama Thinking

Good intentions and good results aside, the President’s disrespect for the Rule Of Law should concern everyone.

Taliban Release Video Of Bergdahl Transfer To Special Forces

Afghanistan Captured Soldier

The Taliban have released a video that appears to show the turnover of Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl to U.S. Special Forces: Reuters) – A dazed Bowe Bergdahl is led by two militants, one carrying a makeshift white flag on a stick, to a Blackhawk helicopter in eastern Afghanistan ending his five years’ in captivity, a video […]

What Bowe Bergdahl Deserves

Bowe Bergdahl

Not every soldier is a hero. Not even every POW.

Obama Was For Notifying Congress About A Deal For Bergdahl Before He Was Against It

Obama Sad Presser

John McCain isn’t the only one who’s done a little flip-flopping on the whole issue of swapping Taliban Prisoners for Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl in recent years. Consider this from a White House Press Briefing on June 21, 2013: Q    Jay, going to back to Afghanistan, the Taliban has offered to release Bowe Bergdahl in exchange for five […]

John McCain Was For Trading Taliban Prisoners For Sgt. Bergdahl Before He Was Against It

John McCain

In the days since Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl was freed from Taliban captivity in exchange for five prisoners held at the prison at Guantanamo Bay, one of the strongest critics of the deal has been Arizona Senator John McCain: Current and former U.S. officials welcomed the return of Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl, the only American soldier held prisoner in […]

The Basic Thing about the Bergdahl Swap that Bothers me

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Obama Administration Pushes Back Against Criticism Of Deal That Led To Bergdahl Release

Sgt Bowe Bergdahl

The Obama White House rejected Republican criticism of the deal that led to the release of the only American Prisoner Of War from the Afghanistan War.