Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl is facing charges including desertion and misbehavior before the enemy, and more information is coming out about Bergdahl’s side of the story:

Self-sacrifice?

Via CBS News:

Bergdahl told a general who investigated the case that he hoped to cause an alarm by leaving his post, then walk to a larger base in Afghanistan so he could have an audience with a top commander.

“So, the idea was to — it was — literally, it was a sacrificial — it was a self-sacrifice thing,” Bergdahl said, according to the transcript of a 2014 interview with Maj. Gen. Kenneth Dahl.

Bergdahl’s not winning any sympathies:

The Obama administration released five Taliban commanders from Gitmo in a swap for the return of Bergdahl.

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