U.S. Army’s Bergdahl spared prison time for deserting


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U.S. Army’s Bergdahl spared prison time for deserting

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U.S. Army Sergeant Bowe Bergdahl walks out of the courthouse after the judge said he would continue deliberating on his sentence during Bergdahl’s court martial at Fort Bragg, North Carolina

U.S. Army Sergeant Bowe Bergdahl walks out of the courthouse after the judge said he would continue deliberating on his sentence during Bergdahl’s court martial at Fort Bragg, North Carolina, U.S., November 3, 2017. REUTERS/Jonathan Drake

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FORT BRAGG, N.C. (Reuters) – U.S. Army Sergeant Bowe Bergdahl on Friday was spared prison time for endangering fellow troops when he deserted his post in Afghanistan in 2009, but a military judge ordered he should be dishonorably discharged from the service.

Bergdahl was captured by the Taliban and spent five years under brutal captivity by the insurgent group. He had faced up to life in prison after pleading guilty to desertion and misbehavior before the enemy.

(Reporting by Greg Lacour; Writing by Colleen Jenkins; Editing by Jonathan Oatis)

2 thoughts on “U.S. Army’s Bergdahl spared prison time for deserting

    1. Something not mentioned in tonight’s evening news (CBS) was that two of the soldiers that went looking for him that night were killed during the search. As a former soldier I feel that he should have been given 20 yrs for each of those men or 40 yrs total, at least. I was not in favor of the death penalty for him though. If he had deserted and joined the Taliban fighting against the Americans then yes, I would have been in favor of a firing squad or of hanging him. There is possibly this reality for the Judge though, unless he was to spend the total 40 yrs I suggested in solitary confinement, if he had been put into general population other inmates would have beaten him to death.

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