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:
— Mark Albert (@malbertnews) March 17, 2016
— Business Insider (@businessinsider) March 17, 2016
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:
Fancy terminology for "traitor" https://t.co/JLZC4vw6aD
— Ally (@verylightnosuga) March 17, 2016
@businessinsider Bullshit – liar. Others died looking for you.
— Michael Jenkins (@realmdj550) March 17, 2016
The Obama administration released five Taliban commanders from Gitmo in a swap for the return of Bergdahl.