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.
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.
Yep. Non Judicial punishment. Reduction in pay grade from Sgt. to PFC and a $5,000 fine. That means he goes back to where he was in rank and gets oodles of back pay at sergeant’s pay.
It was not stupid, it was genius. What is stupid is the public believes his action was stupid, not purposeful.