The fate of Army Sergeant Bowe Bergdahl was not one without downs. In 2009, he disappeared for the U.S. Army base camp in the eastern part of Afghanistan. He left his post and then he was taken hostage by the United States` enemies in the area. Bergdahl was also deprived of his liberty and compelled to stay captive over a period of no less than five years.
In 2014, Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl came back home in the United States as a result of an exchange of prisoners. The transfer included the release of five prisoners from the Guantanamo Bay, who were sent to Qatar.
After that, his disappearance from his post in the warzone was the subject of an investigation led by the United States` Army. The investigation led to the conclusion that Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl is to be chared with desertion and also with misbehavior in front of the enemy. This fact was made public by Bergdahl`s attorney.
General Mark Milley took the decision, as he leads the U.S. Army Forces Command. Other officials that work in the field of military have advanced the idea that the investigation was a tough process. They have also added that it was not expected that it would take such a long time to conclude.
Overall, Army officials who were involved in the investigation said that a large range of options was not available for Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl. In their opinion, he is responsible for the way he acted and his situation must unfold accordingly. But, the will not go as far as to say that the adequate treatment for Bergdahl would be a military arrest, especially one that goes for many years. They also take in consideration the fact that the Sergeant spent five years as hostage of a terrorist group.
The Haqqani Islamist group is responsible for capturing and holding captive U.S. Sergeant Bowe Bergdahl. Still, what has not yet been figured out precisely is the situation in which Bergdahl left his post in the east of Afghanistan.
Some of his comrades expressed their disapproval regarding Bergdahl`s actions.
“I was pissed off then, and I am even more so now with everything going on. Bowe Bergdahl deserted during a time of war, and his fellow Americans lost their lives searching for him.”
commented Sgt. Matt Vierkant, who was enrolled in the same platoon as Bergdahl at the moment of the latter`s disappearance.
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