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Bergdahl's future uncertain; legal resolution could take years, say experts
Fox News ^ | June 15, 2014 | Kristina Shevory

Posted on 06/15/2014 8:20:53 AM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet

(VIDEO-AT-LINK)

Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl is back in America, but it will be months before his future takes shape, according to both experts in the military's legal system and people familiar with the treatment of long-term captives.

After nearly five years in the hands of the Taliban and Haqqani network in Afghanistan and Pakistan, the American soldier was exchanged for five top Taliban operatives, underwent medical and psychological treatment at Landstuhl Regional Medical Center in Germany and, Friday morning, landed at a military base in San Antonio. There he will undergo treatment to reintegrate back into society -- or possibly military prison.

Until his medical treatment is complete, a process than can last up to several months, it’s unclear how the military will treat a soldier alleged to have willingly left his firebase in Afghanistan. There is a raft of legal options the Army can pursue that extend to as much as five years in prison. Or the military can wash its hands of the young soldier and administratively separate him.

“The jury is literally still out,” said retired Maj. Gen. Charles Dunlap, a former judge advocate general of the Air Force. “We really don’t know the charges, if there are any, against him. There needs to be more wringing of the facts before anything is decided.”(continued)

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TOPICS: Government; Military/Veterans; Politics
KEYWORDS: afghanistan; army; bergdahl; bergdahltruthfile; coverup; obama; obamaforeignpolicy; obamascandals; transparency

1 posted on 06/15/2014 8:20:53 AM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
I think he's gonna take a walk in Marcy Park...or a short plane trip.....

So far all we know is that he arrived quite healthy, is eating peanut butter (most is Halal) and has told Mom and Dad he can't talk to them until Obama tells him what to (for the media).

I think it's a damn lie that he hasn't talked with his parents.

2 posted on 06/15/2014 8:25:20 AM PDT by Sacajaweau
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I guess the 5 Taliban are “decompressing” and being
“reintegrated” into their society too...


3 posted on 06/15/2014 8:26:52 AM PDT by tet68 ( " We would not die in that man's company, that fears his fellowship to die with us...." Henry V.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

At least until the 2016 election has passed...


4 posted on 06/15/2014 8:27:12 AM PDT by a fool in paradise (The new witchhunt: "Do you NOW, . . . or have you EVER , . . supported traditional marriage?")
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Now we know why Bergdahl was released.

As usual, the DNC/Obozo’s main contributors and Holder’s best buds, the lawyers have another golden longterm opportunity to fleece the tax payers.


5 posted on 06/15/2014 8:27:51 AM PDT by Grampa Dave ( Herr Obozo, the Sunni WonDoer, will not divert $'s from his war on Americans to help our Veterans!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Tell you what, Obama, you fast track the legal execution of Nidal Hassan and we may accept the news of the delay in justice in this case...


6 posted on 06/15/2014 8:28:44 AM PDT by a fool in paradise (The new witchhunt: "Do you NOW, . . . or have you EVER , . . supported traditional marriage?")
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To: Sacajaweau

Another “Major” Hassan.


7 posted on 06/15/2014 8:30:00 AM PDT by onedoug
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To: a fool in paradise

He will let him walk also, with a pardon are just open the door.


8 posted on 06/15/2014 8:30:50 AM PDT by easternsky
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Bergdahl will walk free at the behest of the platoon of pyschiatrists currently pawing over him, if he doesn’t wrap a sheet around his neck and kick off from the door jam first.


9 posted on 06/15/2014 8:34:10 AM PDT by TADSLOS (The Event Horizon has come and gone. Buckle up and hang on.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

They’ll drag it out and then give him a medical discharge complete with back pay.

But what will he be doing in the meantime???


10 posted on 06/15/2014 8:40:08 AM PDT by Uncle Chip
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

more like until January 2017


11 posted on 06/15/2014 8:40:57 AM PDT by ColdOne (I miss my poochie... Tasha 2000~3/14/11))
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To: Sacajaweau

I do to. The administration had no problem letting mom and dad on secure conference calls, why stop now?


12 posted on 06/15/2014 8:41:57 AM PDT by ColdOne (I miss my poochie... Tasha 2000~3/14/11))
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

zero will pardon Bergdahl on his way out the door.


13 posted on 06/15/2014 8:43:06 AM PDT by Reddy (B.O. stinks)
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To: tet68
I guess the 5 Taliban are “decompressing” and being
“reintegrated” into their society too...<<

yeah....I'm sure it will take years before they can function as jihadist again...../s

14 posted on 06/15/2014 8:43:56 AM PDT by M-cubed
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To: M-cubed

Re-training of the trigger finger can be key...


15 posted on 06/15/2014 8:48:34 AM PDT by Delta Dawn (Fluent in two languages: English and cursive.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Bergdahl could be on his way in a day. It’s not about what’s good for the nation or the Army. It’s about what’s good for the Democrat Party.


16 posted on 06/15/2014 8:48:57 AM PDT by blueunicorn6 ("A crack shot and a good dancer")
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Wow...I think this goes a little deeper than we think. Despite a "secret report" and numerous "facts", he was NOT declared AWOL. To enhance that bit of treason, Obama gave Bowe a promotion.

So his parents knew at that point that the kid would get all his pay etc etc..

Don't be surprised if they don't give the parents some kind of guardianship...and the cash.

I called it here first.

17 posted on 06/15/2014 8:54:06 AM PDT by Sacajaweau
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To: Uncle Chip

In the meantime he’s being treated better than veterans, eating better than you and me, has anything he wants and is as safe as the day he was born.


18 posted on 06/15/2014 9:05:55 AM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (I will raise $2Million USD for Cruz and/or Palin's next run, what will you do?)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
A soldier has to be declared AWOL within 5 years or it becomes moot.

Bergdahl walked away on June 30, 2009.

Check your calendar. The "secret papers" are completely under the control of Obama. That's why he had to be released now.

My best bet is that Bergdahl will be in the hospital until July 1st and Obama will declare it "Bowe Freedom day"....or something stupid like that.

If that report also gets released at that time and corroborates what his unit has been saying, it's another act of treason by Obama...."withholding evidence".

19 posted on 06/15/2014 9:14:31 AM PDT by Sacajaweau
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

My only question is how do you”re-integrate”someone Back into something he NEVER felt a part of???


20 posted on 06/15/2014 9:40:09 AM PDT by bandleader
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
In current America he stands a good chance of being awarded the Congressional Medal of Honor, making millions in movie rights and from being on the speech circuit. The monies from the book rights alone will make him a multi-millionaire.

In the America of 2014 AD the criminal element of our society is definitely favored.

There is a good chance that "The Divine One" in the White House will issue an "In yo face" pardon.

21 posted on 06/15/2014 9:48:28 AM PDT by AEMILIUS PAULUS (It is a shame that when these people give a riot)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Just this delay is undue command influence.


22 posted on 06/15/2014 10:12:45 AM PDT by sgtyork (Socialism is a philosophy of failure, the creed of ignorance, and the gospel of envy)
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To: TADSLOS

That, sadly, is what I expect to be how this all ends, and it will likely end before Obama leaves office. Either Bowe will do himself in, or he will be ‘anonymously assisted’ in doing himself in. Recall what happened to that Cleveland man who kept three women chained up for ten years; auto asphyxiation, for pursuits of the labido.


23 posted on 06/15/2014 11:06:11 AM PDT by lee martell
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

YEARS????? OMG!!!! Should take about 2 HOURS!!


25 posted on 06/15/2014 11:32:25 AM PDT by Ann Archy (Abortion.....the Human Sacrifice to the god of Convenience.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Article 32 should take about 2 months.

5.56mm


26 posted on 06/15/2014 11:46:11 AM PDT by M Kehoe
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