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U.S. Army General to lead investigation into Bergdahl's desertion
The Daily Mail ^ | June 14, 2014 | Jessica Jerreat

Posted on 06/15/2014 11:53:14 AM PDT by GreyFriar

U.S. Army appoints General to lead investigation into Bowe Bergdahl's desertion and capture by the Taliban Inquiry into why Sergeant left his base due to start next week No date set for when Bergdahl will be questioned formally about his ordeal

The investigation into how Bowe Bergdahl came to leave his base in Afghanistan is to start next week, after the Army appointed a General to lead the inquiry.

The two-star General, whose identity has not been released, will examine the events leading up to Bergdahl's departure from the base in June 2009.

Bergdahl, who was held as a prisoner-of-war by the Taliban for five years, finally returned to the U.S. in the early hours of Friday.

(Excerpt) Read more at dailymail.co.uk ...


TOPICS: Military/Veterans
KEYWORDS: afghanistan; bergdahl; desertion
The Army has appointed an, as of now, unnamed Major General to lead the investigation in to Bergdahl's desertion. There was already an initial AR 15-6 investigation at the time of his desertion in 2009. This will either be an Article 32 hearing/investigation.
1 posted on 06/15/2014 11:53:14 AM PDT by GreyFriar
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To: GreyFriar; skinkinthegrass; onedoug; 2ndDivisionVet; ConorMacNessa; zot; NKP_Vet; PROCON; ...

Bergdahl desertion ping


2 posted on 06/15/2014 11:54:17 AM PDT by GreyFriar (Spearhead - 3rd Armored Division 75-78 & 83-87)
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To: GreyFriar

First they’ll have him examined by an Army corpseman.


3 posted on 06/15/2014 11:56:02 AM PDT by Jeff Chandler (Conservatism is the political disposition of grown-ups.)
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To: GreyFriar

I feel sorry for any serving office picked by this administration and given an assignment along with a pre-determined and incorrect finding. Will he fall heroically upon the sword of truth or live ignominiously with the fleas and lice of dishonor?


4 posted on 06/15/2014 12:01:24 PM PDT by Gen.Blather
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To: GreyFriar
The two-star General, whose identity has not been released

Pretty clear from that ... The fix is in.

5 posted on 06/15/2014 12:05:35 PM PDT by OldNavyVet
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To: OldNavyVet

Let me guess, 2 years from now after the election they will report that initial reports and reprimand documents are missing.


6 posted on 06/15/2014 12:15:08 PM PDT by samadams2000 (Someone important make......The Call!)
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To: GreyFriar
i m sick and tired of having to read American news, in BRITISH newspapers...
7 posted on 06/15/2014 12:17:29 PM PDT by Chode (Stand UP and Be Counted, or line up and be numbered - *DTOM* -vvv- NO Pity for the LAZY - 86-44)
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To: GreyFriar

I figure depending on the outcome he will be promoted to 3star or busted back to 1 star and loose a years pay and be forced to retire after it’s discovered that he 1) sexually harassed his staff, 2) was a big gambler, 3) failed to safeguard nuclear weapons under his command...


8 posted on 06/15/2014 12:25:28 PM PDT by shotgun
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To: GreyFriar

http://washington.cbslocal.com/2014/06/01/freed-soldier-sgt-bergdahls-parents-say-theyre-proud-of-son/


9 posted on 06/15/2014 12:27:21 PM PDT by Sacajaweau
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To: Sacajaweau
that's because they are shameless...
10 posted on 06/15/2014 12:30:18 PM PDT by Chode (Stand UP and Be Counted, or line up and be numbered - *DTOM* -vvv- NO Pity for the LAZY - 86-44)
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To: OldNavyVet

The name hasn’t been released to the public as of Saturday. I expect that it will be publically announced by the end of this week.


11 posted on 06/15/2014 12:30:51 PM PDT by GreyFriar (Spearhead - 3rd Armored Division 75-78 & 83-87)
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To: Gen.Blather

Any general officer appointed under Dear Leader, and that’s most of them, will find Bergdahl innocent of any wrong-doing. Mark it down.


12 posted on 06/15/2014 12:32:55 PM PDT by NKP_Vet ("Truth is like a lion. You don't have to defend it. Let it loose. It will defend itself")
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To: OldNavyVet

The two-star General, whose identity has not been released

Pretty clear from that ... The fix is in.

13 posted on 06/15/2014 12:34:26 PM PDT by Old Sarge (TINVOWOOT: There Is No Voting Our Way Out Of This)
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To: Old Sarge

Better to have a CSM with a few purple hearts and a couple silver stars sniff into it.


14 posted on 06/15/2014 12:41:27 PM PDT by shove_it (long ago Orwell and Rand warned us of Obama's America)
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To: Old Sarge

For a job this dirty, we should call one of those pesky Republicans. What’s Petraeus doing these days, other than pretending to be a Professor? Let’s get his wife to say he owes it to her (after being exposed as an adulterer) to go back and serve the nations needs for a year or so.


15 posted on 06/15/2014 12:41:46 PM PDT by lee martell
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To: GreyFriar

Completely ignorant of how the Army justice system works, but isn’t a general a bit “overkill” in terms of rank for this? Why not go with a major or a Lieutenant Colonel?


16 posted on 06/15/2014 12:43:29 PM PDT by tellw
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To: GreyFriar

It is not clear when the 28-year-old, who was kept locked in a metal box for two years during his ordeal,.... I call Horse poop.


17 posted on 06/15/2014 12:43:37 PM PDT by Safetgiver ( Islam makes barbarism look genteel.)
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To: GreyFriar

why didn’t they start their investigation 5 years ago when the desertion actually happened?


18 posted on 06/15/2014 12:43:47 PM PDT by uncitizen
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To: GreyFriar

If the conclusions reached in this investigation meet the approval of a certain someone it could mean another star for the General..My guess is that an O-9’s pension is noticeably larger than is an O-8’s.


19 posted on 06/15/2014 12:45:01 PM PDT by Gay State Conservative (Rat Party Policy:Lie,Deny,Refuse To Comply)
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To: tellw
...but isn’t a general a bit “overkill” in terms of rank for this?

I,too,am woefully unfamiliar with the workings of the Army's top brass (having only reached the lofty rank of SP5) but it seems that a General would be easier to control,particularly when an extra star is waved in front of his/her face.

20 posted on 06/15/2014 12:49:29 PM PDT by Gay State Conservative (Rat Party Policy:Lie,Deny,Refuse To Comply)
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To: tellw
Completely ignorant of how the Army justice system works, but isn’t a general a bit “overkill” in terms of rank for this? Why not go with a major or a Lieutenant Colonel?

No ignorance there at all. I investigated a deserter (deserted from home port and not in time of war, so it was slightly less serious) when I was an O-3, one or two steps below your guess and a whole lot lower than an O-8. The only reason for choosing a general is so he will take the political ramifications into account in his investigation. We'll see if West Point's lessons on integrity stuck, or if self-interest wins out, but my guess is that the Community-Organizer-in-Chief is betting on the general's self-interest.

21 posted on 06/15/2014 12:50:48 PM PDT by Pollster1 ("Shall not be infringed" is unambiguous.)
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To: tellw

The “overkill” is due to, in my guess, that the entire “great publicity event” blew up like an A-bomb in Obama’s face. Also, the Army is saying “We are serious about this investigation.” Whether or not the behind the scenes political machinations is another thing.


22 posted on 06/15/2014 1:15:52 PM PDT by GreyFriar (Spearhead - 3rd Armored Division 75-78 & 83-87)
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To: uncitizen

There was an AR 15-6 investigation done by the command in Afghanistan at that time. This is now FIVE years later and Bergdahl is back in US custody, thus the need for a new investigation to examine what happened in the last five years. The original 15-6 investigation will undoubtedly be introduced as evidence for this new investigation.


23 posted on 06/15/2014 1:18:15 PM PDT by GreyFriar (Spearhead - 3rd Armored Division 75-78 & 83-87)
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To: tellw

You are correct. MG is WAY overkill. In more normal circumstances, this would be a O5 (Lt Colonel) or O6 (Colonel).

MG is normally reserved for when the accused is a field grade officer (04 through 06).


24 posted on 06/15/2014 1:27:30 PM PDT by taxcontrol
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To: GreyFriar

Bergdahl ran so fast that they are going to give him the Physical Fitness Ribbon.


25 posted on 06/15/2014 1:44:56 PM PDT by blueunicorn6 ("A crack shot and a good dancer")
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To: blueunicorn6

The Russian & Chinese Armies take care of guys like this REAL QUICK!


26 posted on 06/15/2014 2:05:27 PM PDT by mason-dixon (As Mason said to Dixon, you have to draw the line somewhere.)
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To: GreyFriar
"The original 15-6 investigation will undoubtedly be introduced as evidence for this new investigation."

"We'd like to do that, sir, but the 15-6 was located on Lois Lerner's computer and is now irretrievably corrupted/lost."

"Very well, Captain. No sense going any further. Margarita party at the O-club at 1900!"

27 posted on 06/15/2014 2:21:20 PM PDT by SnuffaBolshevik
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To: Old Sarge

Expected indeed.


28 posted on 06/15/2014 2:22:54 PM PDT by Vaduz
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To: mason-dixon
The Russian & Chinese Armies take care of guys like this REAL QUICK!

They charge them with article 7.62-39 or if they are really angry they use article 7.62-54.

29 posted on 06/15/2014 2:38:50 PM PDT by cpdiii
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To: GreyFriar

This job called for a four star(ret).


30 posted on 06/15/2014 3:03:22 PM PDT by billhilly (Its OK, the left hated Bush.)
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To: GreyFriar

no offense meant general,
just cause you are a general doesn’t mean you aren’t up obammy’s ass and will play any tune he calls.


31 posted on 06/15/2014 3:24:36 PM PDT by Joe Boucher ((FUBO) obammy lied and lied and lied)
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To: GreyFriar

Anyone want to be bet on whether this two-star is a lifelong Democrat?


32 posted on 06/15/2014 3:45:14 PM PDT by zot
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To: GreyFriar

The commander in chief has already weighed in that Berghdahl is a hero that served with distinction. There will be no finding except that he had a mental breakdown. No officer will buck the CIC. there will be no court martial.


33 posted on 06/15/2014 4:30:34 PM PDT by bike800
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To: GreyFriar

Thanks for the ping!


34 posted on 06/15/2014 9:22:00 PM PDT by Alamo-Girl
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