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Prominent U.S. Lawyer Says Ready To Defend Ex-POW Bergdahl

Washington (AFP) — Sergeant Bowe Bergdahl’s lawyer on Thursday cautioned against a rush to judgment against his client as the U.S. military probes whether the soldier deserted his post before he was captured by Afghan insurgents. Eugene Fidell, a prominent expert in military justice who has taken on Bergdahl’s case, told NBC’s “Today” show he […]

July 17, 2014

Bergdahl Prisoner Exchange Sparks Bipartisan Backlash In Congress

By Michael A. Memoli, Tribune Washington Bureau WASHINGTON — The White House on Wednesday battled a bipartisan storm of criticism over President Barack Obama’s decision to order the exchange of Taliban leaders for Army Sergeant Bowe Bergdahl. Senior lawmakers from both parties are questioning the administration’s justification for acting without first consulting members of Congress […]

June 4, 2014

Taliban Release Video Of Bergdahl Hand-Off To U.S.

By Kathleen Hennessey and Christi Parsons, Tribune Washington Bureau A Pentagon spokesman says defense officials “have no reason to doubt” the authenticity of a newly released video that appears to show the calm and peaceful hand-off of Army Sergeant Bowe Bergdahl by his Taliban captors to U.S. custody last weekend. The 17-minute video, released to […]

June 4, 2014

General Dempsey: Army May Still Pursue Desertion Charge For Bergdahl

By David Zucchino, Los Angeles Times The Army may consider pursuing an investigation of possible charges of desertion or other violations by Sergeant Bowe Bergdahl, who was freed Saturday after nearly five years in Taliban custody, the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff said Tuesday. Army General Martin Dempsey noted that U.S. military leaders […]

June 3, 2014