Monday, December 14, 2015


From Fox News: Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl's high-profile desertion case was referred for trial by court-martial on Monday, in a blow to his defense team which had urged a lower-level referral. 
Bergdahl was released from captivity last year in exchange for five Taliban detainees from Guantanamo Bay. He was later charged with desertion and misbehavior before the enemy, accused of abandoning his post before he was captured. 
U.S. Army Forces Command announced Monday that both charges are being referred to a general court-martial. 
An arraignment hearing date at Fort Bragg, N.C., has not yet been set. 
Eugene Fidell, Bergdahl's attorney, said the convening authority did not follow the advice of the preliminary hearing officer who had recommended Bergdahl's case be moved only to a special misdemeanor-level military court.
By most written reports, Bergdahl is a traitor who deserted his post to go live with the Taliban.  So what if living with them wasn't easy, if he just stayed in his tent, he would not be in this position.

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