U.S. May Continue Investigation of Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl

Investigation Could Lead to Desertion Charges.

Photo Credit: US Army 2009

BRUSSELS (AP) -- U.S. Joint Chiefs Chairman Gen. Martin Dempsey says the Army may still pursue an investigation that could lead to desertion charges against Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl, who was freed from five years of Taliban captivity in a prisoner exchange last weekend.

Dempsey also told The Associated Press in a telephone interview Tuesday that Bergdahl's next scheduled promotion is not automatic because he is no longer missing in action.

He noted that U.S. military leaders "have been accused of looking away from misconduct" and said "it's premature" to assume they would do so in Bergdahl's case, despite his five years as a Taliban detainee.

Bergdahl was handed over to U.S. Army special forces Saturday in exchange for the release of five detainees at the Guantanamo Bay, Cuba detention facility.


Comments are posted from viewers like you and do not always reflect the views of this station.
powered by Disqus
WRGX 285 N Foster Street Dothan, AL 36303 334-792-3195
Copyright © 2002-2014 - Designed by Gray Digital Media - Powered by Clickability 261665531 - wtvy.com/a?a=261665531
Gray Television, Inc.