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  • Bowe Bergdahl, 25, disappeared in June 2009 after he finished his guard shift at a combat outpost in southeastern Afghanistan's Paktika province. He has been seen in several videos released by the Taliban. He was released on May 31, 2014.

    Bowe Bergdahl faces court-martial and possible life imprisonment

    WASHINGTON (CNN) — 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 […]

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    Terror threat dominates ‘undercard’ GOP debate

      LAS VEGAS (CNN) — National security, the fight against ISIS and the role of Muslims in American society immediately dominated Tuesday’s Republican presidential debate — the first since terror attacks shook Paris and San Bernardino, California. Four lower-polling GOP White House hopefuls kicked off CNN’s so-called “undercard” debate by raising alarm about the threat […]

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    Bowe Bergdahl charges referred to general court-martial

    WASHINGTON, D.C. — 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 […]

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    Bowe Bergdahl talks about leaving Army unit in Afghanistan: I wanted to be Jason Bourne

    WASHINGTON — It took just 20 minutes for Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl to realize he’d made a grave mistake by departing his Army unit in Afghanistan in the middle of a June 2009 night. He was armed with only knives and aware that he’d face serious punishment — or perhaps even be shot, if his identity […]

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    Serial season 2 is now live, and Bowe Bergdahl is the subject

    NEW YORK — Now playing on iTunes: season two of Serial, the most popular podcast of all time. The mega-hit is back. This time the producers are investigating the case of Bowe Bergdahl, a U.S. soldier who left his base in Afghanistan in 2009, was captured by the Taliban and was accused of deserting his […]

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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 […]