What Makes A Soldier Desert The Army?

Could American POW Bowe Bergdahl Be Charged With Desertion? http://bit.ly/1Yllh7P
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Throughout history, thousands of soldiers have deserted armies, resulting in either death or prison. So why would soldiers desert the army?

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House Republicans Denounce Obama’s Handling of Prisoner Exchange
http://www.nytimes.com/2015/12/10/us/politics/house-republicans-denounce-obamas-handling-of-prisoner-exchange.html
“After months of secret talks in early 2014 on a potential deal to swap five Taliban detainees at Guantánamo Bay, Cuba, for a captive American soldier, Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl, an agreement seemed near that May.”

Causes for Military Desertion a Study in Criminal Motives
http://scholarlycommons.law.northwestern.edu/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=1789&context=jclc
“[We have the privilege of presenting here a remarkable study in criminal motives, one of the few of its kind ever made, and an example of that kind of study which must be the basis of a reconstructed
criminal law.”

Army Data Shows Rarity of Desertion Prosecutions
http://www.military.com/daily-news/2014/12/26/army-data-shows-rarity-of-desertion-prosecutions.html
“The U.S. Army has prosecuted about 1,900 cases of desertion since 2001, despite tens of thousands of soldiers fleeing the service in the face of deadly combat, long and multiple deployments in Iraq and Afghanistan and strains on military families.”

Absence Without Leave, Desertion, and Administration of Personnel Involved in Civilian Court Proceedings
http://www.apd.army.mil/pdffiles/r630_10.pdf
“This publication establishes policies and procedures for reporting absences, and establishes procedures for special category absentees, personnel dropped from the rolls, and the surrender of military personnel to civilian law enforcement authorities.”

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