In 2014, the Obama Administration released 5 Taliban Commanders in exchange for the release of Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl, a US soldier who had been held in captivity by the Taliban for more than five years. Now, only eight months after his release, Sgt. Bergdahl may be charged with desertion by the US Army. So what happened? How did we get here?
Bowe Bergdahl: Soldier Captured In Afghanistan Identified As 23-Year-Old Idahoan
“Friends and family of an Idaho soldier who was captured in Afghanistan prayed for his safe return Sunday, shaken by the image of the frightened young private in a Taliban video posted online.”
Bowe Bergdahl release: Email exchange reveals extent of US failure in Afghan war
“It is a bitter indictment of an army in trouble. It was written by the American soldier Bowe Bergdahl in his last email to his parents sent just before he walked off his base in eastern Afghanistan on 30 June 2009.”
Bowe Bergdahl Likely to Be Charged With Desertion, Officials Say
“Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl, who was held captive by enemy forces in Afghanistan for five years, will likely be charged with desertion, senior defense officials tell NBC News.”
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