Army Sergeant Bowe Bergdahl, who was held captive by the Taliban in Afghanistan for five years before being traded for five Guantanamo Bay detainees, will face charges of desertion and misbehavior in a court martial trial, the US army said Monday. An arraignment date is yet to be set.
If convicted, Bergdahl, 29, could get life in prison on the misbehavior charge and up to five years for desertion. He could also be dishonorably discharged, reduced in rank, and made to forfeit all pay. Bergdahl walked off his post while serving in Afghanistan in 2009 and was subsequently captured by the Taliban. He was released in a Guantanamo prisoner swap in 2014. The exchange touched off a firestorm of criticism, with some lawmakers in Congress accusing President Barack Obama of jeopardizing the safety of the nation for a deserterRead More/Original Article