Skip to comments.Pentagon inquiry in 2010 found Bergdahl walked away from unit, report claims
Posted on 06/03/2014 12:14:58 PM PDT by kingattax
A Pentagon investigation in 2010 concluded that Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl walked away from his unit prior to his capture by the Taliban the year before, a finding that led the military to curb any high-risk rescue plans, the Associated Press reported Tuesday.
A former Pentagon official told the AP that the evidence presented in the investigation was "incontrovertible" that Bergdahl had left the unit when he disappeared on June 30, 2009.
The military investigation was broader than a criminal inquiry, this official said, and it didn't formally accuse Bergdahl of desertion. In interviews as part of the probe, members of his unit portrayed him as a naive, "delusional" person who thought he could help the Afghan people by leaving his Army post, said the official, who was present for the interviews.
Nabi Jan Mhullhakhil, the provincial police chief of Paktika province in Afghanistan, where Bergdahl was stationed with his unit, said elders in the area told him that Bergdahl "came out from the U.S. base ... without a gun and was outside the base when he was arrested by the Taliban."
After weeks of intensive searching, the military decided against making an extraordinary effort to rescue Bergdahl, especially after it became clear he was being held in Pakistan under the supervision of the Haqqani network, a Taliban ally with links to Pakistani's intelligence service.
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“...arrested by the Taliban...”
To him he was rescued by the Taliban.
he was rescued and lived with them. The only time he was made to look like a prisoner was likely when they used him for a propaganda vid.
and the only reason he wasn’t charge with desertion in all tis time was that he was still deserted
I think he should have stayed that way EXCEPT we were still paying him
You have one running the army. The commander in chief in response to this....
Brought these women home.
"Meet my husband, injuries directly brought to you by the actions of this traitor. He can't give an account of what went down, because he can no longer speak. Now, which guy is a 'hero' again?!? Sick."
The Army had an investigation that said he deserted.
Bergdahl wrote a letter renouncing his American citizenship in a combat zone.
Bergdahl called his unit and said he was deserting.
His fellow Soldiers say Bergdahl deserted.
The Afghan villagers say they saw Bergdahl walking away from his post not under guard.
I can see how a person might be confused about what Bergdahl did. Maybe he was looking for a ballet school.
BRANDED! Scorned as the one who RAN!
WHAT do you do when youre BRANDED....
Cause youre one of the TALIBAN????
“the Marine Corps convicted Garwood of collaboration, reduced him in rank to Private, and dishonorably discharged him. As a result, he forfeited all back pay and any future veteran’s benefits.”