Skip to comments.Ex-captive Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl could return to active duty Monday
Posted on 07/14/2014 4:47:28 AM PDT by xzins
Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl has finished undergoing therapy and counseling at an Army hospital in San Antonio and could return to active duty as early as Monday, a defense official tells CNN.
Some critics of the swap have said Bergdahl was a deserter who endangered colleagues searching for him.
An Army fact-finding investigation conducted in the months after his disappearance concluded he left his outpost deliberately and of his own free will, according to an official who was briefed on the report.
But there was no definitive conclusion Bergdahl was a deserter because that would require knowing his intent, something officials couldn't learn without talking to him, a U.S. military official has said.
(Excerpt) Read more at edition.cnn.com ...
It’s not true they can’t determine his intent without talking to him. The Manual for Courts Martial says that circumstantial evidence can be used to determine intent to desert. Such things as prior to departure taking care of possessions or finances are among those actions listed that can be used to determine intent.
No doubt he will get a hero’s welcome. Do I really need to add the /sarcasm tag?
Is he a Warrant Officer yet?
Future military judge?
or DNC Senator?
Who ordered the code red?!?!
This is gonna work out well .
Get ready from some more “workplace violence.”
Every one of his team members say he deserted. They reveal in this article that the Army report acknowledged that he probably deserted.
The easy way out for the administration on this is to find a commander who will recommend some level of non-judicial punishment and a lesser discharge.
Should be a court martial and imprisonment, but that’ll make the Obama look ignorant publically. If Obama can say Bergdahl did face consequences and have those be very limited, then he gets to save a good bit of face.
Nothing they do can make up for the stupidity of trading 5 top generals for one deserter PFC.
> No doubt he will get a heros welcome. Do I really need to add the /sarcasm tag?
Obama may even install him as a national security advisor and convene with him routinely in the situation room.../s
I would not be surprised if the Obama regime transfered Bergdahl to The Old Guard.
Damn, I hate this bunch.
And I hear they wanted to trade more. That’s not a trade. That’s an enemy agent using a ruse to accomplish his task at hand for those he pledges his allegiance to.
looks like a duck-
quacks like a duck-
paddles around the pond, like a duck-
-—gee, whaaat caaaaan it be?????
Should this occur, the persons who exacted the “barracks justice” upon Bowe Bergdahl would themselves be subject to some pretty severe penalties.
Give the guy a discharge, and remove him from what is certain to be a very hostile workplace environment. There are any number of highly sympathetic venues where he never again has to fear retribution.
And yeah, it is a springboard to an elective office in a “safe” district.
It’s all about mentality. If a guy deserted because of supposed fear under fire. I would keep him out of combat action. There’s no knowing if he really has developed somehow better brass this time around.
Funny how the “manual” is not utilized in a civilian court (legal process)...
I say put him back on the front line...
They will love him being there...By both sides...
I’m betting they assign him to a Personnel Control Facility. It’s not a jail. It’s more of a temporary holding facility.
Disclaimer: Opinions posted on Free Republic are those of the individual posters and do not necessarily represent the opinion of Free Republic or its management. All materials posted herein are protected by copyright law and the exemption for fair use of copyrighted works.