Skip to comments.U.S. Army General to lead investigation into Bergdahl's desertion
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.
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Bergdahl desertion ping
First they’ll have him examined by an Army corpseman.
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?
Pretty clear from that ... The fix is in.
Let me guess, 2 years from now after the election they will report that initial reports and reprimand documents are missing.
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...
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.
Any general officer appointed under Dear Leader, and that’s most of them, will find Bergdahl innocent of any wrong-doing. Mark it down.
The two-star General, whose identity has not been released
Pretty clear from that ... The fix is in.
Better to have a CSM with a few purple hearts and a couple silver stars sniff into it.
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.
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?
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.
why didn’t they start their investigation 5 years ago when the desertion actually happened?
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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).
Bergdahl ran so fast that they are going to give him the Physical Fitness Ribbon.
The Russian & Chinese Armies take care of guys like this REAL QUICK!
"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!"
They charge them with article 7.62-39 or if they are really angry they use article 7.62-54.
This job called for a four star(ret).
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.
Anyone want to be bet on whether this two-star is a lifelong Democrat?
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.
Thanks for the ping!
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