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    Army hearing officer recommends no jail for Bowe Bergdahl, lawyers say

    The U.S. military officer in charge of last month’s hearing for Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl has recommended he not do any jail time, Bergdahl’s legal team says. In a memorandum dated Friday, the legal team said it agreed with Lt. Col. Mark Visger’s conclusion that their client be referred to a special court-martial and receive […]

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    Bowe Bergdahl will not testify; attorneys present arguments on potential court-martial

    Maj. Gen. Kenneth Dahl, who led the investigation into Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl’s actions in Afghanistan, said in a hearing Friday that jail time would be “inappropriate” in the case. Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl won’t testify on his own behalf Friday while attorneys present arguments on whether he should face a military court-martial. A military hearing […]

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    Some in Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl’s platoon undercut his emerging defense

    WASHINGTON (CNN) — U.S. troops who served alongside Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl on the day he disappeared told CNN that the emerging “whistleblower” defense being prepared for him makes no sense. Bergdahl’s lawyer is making the case that Bergdahl left his post on foot to report his unit for troubling behavior, but his fellow troops say […]

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    Military charges Bowe Bergdahl with desertion for leaving post in Afghanistan

    WASHINGTON (CNN) — The U.S. military has charged Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl with one count each of desertion and misbehavior before the enemy, officials announced Wednesday afternoon. Bergdahl left his post in Afghanistan before being captured and held captive for five years. For that, he faces charges that carry a maximum penalty of life in […]

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    Will Army discipline Bowe Bergdahl? Military to announce decision soon

    WASHINGTON (CNN) — Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl will be charged with desertion and misbehavior before the enemy, according to Bergdahl’s attorney and a Congressional source. The U.S. military said Wednesday that it will make an announcement on the Bowe Bergdahl case at 3:30 EDT from Fort Bragg. It’s been nearly a year since Sgt. Bowe […]

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    Family: Bergdahl swap worsened Kayla Mueller situation

    PRESCOTT, Ariz. (AP) — The brother of an American woman who was killed after spending months as a hostage of Islamic State militants says her situation worsened after the United States traded five Taliban commanders for a captive U.S. soldier. Kayla Mueller’s brother told NBC’s “Today” in an interview that aired Monday that the militants’ […]

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    Qatar judge overturns conviction of U.S. couple in child’s death

    DOHA, Qatar (CNN) — An appeals judge in Qatar on Sunday cleared American couple Matthew and Grace Huang of starving their adopted daughter to death in 2013, in a case that drew global attention to the Middle Eastern nation’s justice system. However, the couple were blocked from leaving Qatar on Sunday by immigration officials at […]

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    Man tied to al Qaeda released from Guantanamo after 12 years

    (CNN) — A Kuwaiti man tied to al Qaeda, who was in Afghanistan in the days after 9/11, is out of the U.S. military prison in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, where he’d been held for the last 12 years, the Pentagon said Tuesday. The Defense Department announced the transfer of Fawzi al-Odah to the Kuwaiti government. […]

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    Agency: Pentagon broke law in Bergdahl prisoner swap

    (CNN) — The Pentagon broke federal law by exchanging five Taliban detainees for Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl without giving Congress the appropriate notice, Congress’ independent investigative arm announced Thursday. Susan Poling, general counsel for the U.S. Government Accountability Office, wrote in a letter to nine Republican senators that the Pentagon should have notified “the relevant […]

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    House votes to sue Obama

    WASHINGTON –The Republican-led House approved a resolution on Wednesday authorizing Speaker John Boehner to sue President Barack Obama over claims he abused his powers at the expense of Congress and the Constitution. The vote was 225-201. Republicans argue Obama’s executive orders in a number of areas were unlawful because it’s the job of Congress to […]