There are those who are attempting to protect President Obama from criticism for swapping five Taliban leaders for suspected deserter Bowe Bergdahl by smearing those he served with in Afghanistan.

A recent New York Times editorial claimed Bergdahl’s unit had a “lack of security and discipline” that might have been “as much to blame” for Bergdahl’s “disappearance.” The White House has reportedly said that Bergdahl’s fellow soldiers have been “swift boating” him.

Former Army Sgt. Evan Buetow, who was Bowe Bergdahl’s team leader when he disappeared, said today he looks forward to setting the record straight:

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