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  • Bowe Bergdahl Avoids Prison; Trump Once Urged Death Penalty

    11/03/2017 4:03:31 PM PDT · by Innovative · 51 replies
    NY Times ^ | Nov. 3, 2017 | RICHARD A. OPPEL Jr.
    Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl, who walked off his Army base in Afghanistan in 2009 and was held captive by the Taliban for five years, was ordered to be dishonorably discharged from the Army by a military judge on Friday, but received no prison time for desertion or endangering troops. At a sentencing that took only minutes, the military judge, Col. Jeffery R. Nance of the Army, also reduced Sergeant Bergdahl’s rank to private and required him to forfeit $1,000 a month of his pay for 10 months. Prosecutors had sought 14 years in a military prison. President Trump, who has labeled...
  • Bowe Bergdahl Gets Dishonorable Discharge; Trump Calls Sentence a ‘Disgrace’

    11/03/2017 2:43:55 PM PDT · by DallasBiff · 67 replies
    New York Times ^ | Nov. 3, 2017 | Richard A. Oppel Jr.
    At a sentencing that took only minutes, the military judge, Col. Jeffery R. Nance of the Army, also reduced Sergeant Bergdahl’s rank to private and required him to forfeit $1,000 a month of his pay for 10 months. Prosecutors had sought 14 years in a military prison. President Trump, who has labeled Sergeant Bergdahl a “dirty rotten traitor,” quickly criticized Friday’s sentence, calling it “a complete and total disgrace to our Country and to our Military.”
  • Bergdahl Walks Free

    11/03/2017 11:59:51 AM PDT · by Shane · 74 replies
    GOP USA ^ | 11/3/2017 | Associated Press
    <p>A military judge has found that Bowe Bergdahl should serve no prison time for endangering his comrades by walking off his Afghanistan post.</p> <p>The judge also gave Bergdahl a dishonorable discharge, reduced his rank to private and said he must forfeit pay equal to $1,000 per month for 10 months. The judge made no other comments.</p>
  • Military Judge: Fines but No Jail for Deserter Bowe Bergdahl

    11/03/2017 1:10:03 PM PDT · by davikkm · 55 replies
    breitbart ^ | PENNY STARR
    Bowe Bergdahl will not serve more time behind bars, a military judge has decided eight years after he deserted his platoon in Afghanistan. His desertion, to which he pleaded guilty, and the subsequent search for him that led to the deaths of six soldiers did not result in the 14-year sentence prosecutors requested in the case. The judge also ruled that Bergdahl be dishonorably discharged, that his rank be reduced from sergeant to private, and that he be required to pay a $1,000 fine from his salary for the next ten months, CNN reported. “As everyone knows, he was a...
  • Reminder: Good Men Died Searching for Bergdahl

    11/03/2017 1:18:58 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 86 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 3, 2017 | Katie Pavlich
    Late Friday morningArmy Judge Col. Jeffery R. Nance ruled Army Sergeant Bowe Bergdahl will not face prison time for walking off his base eight years ago and abandoning his platoon mates. Bergdahl's defense argued he has been punished enough by being held captive by the Taliban, which radio traffic showed he purposely sought out, and shouldn't be subjected to further captivity. Nance bought it and Bergdahl will simply face a dishonorable discharge, have his rank stripped and will pay $10,000. Good men died searching for Bergdahl. Here are their names.  Staff Sergeant Clayton Bowen, 29, of San Antonio, TX Died looking for...
  • The 6 U.S. Soldiers Who Died Searching for Bowe Bergdahl

    11/03/2017 10:07:43 AM PDT · by ForYourChildren · 34 replies
    Time ^ | 06/02/2014 | Mark Thompson
    Army Sergeant Bowe Bergdahl was freed by the Taliban over the weekend after they held him for nearly five years, in exchange for five Taliban leaders, who will spend a year cooling their heels in Qatar. You might have heard about it on the news. Chances are you haven’t heard of the six soldiers who died hunting for him after he went missing, according to military officials. Now that Bergdahl has been sprung—in exchange for five senior Taliban officials, who had been imprisoned at Guantanamo—soldiers who served with Bergdahl are grumbling that he deserted and shouldn’t be hailed as a...
  • Bowe Bergdahl AVOIDS prison for desertion: Soldier who endangered his fellow troops [tr]

    11/03/2017 9:04:36 AM PDT · by C19fan · 127 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | November 3, 2017 | Ashley Collman
    Bowe Bergdahl, the solider who deserted his post in Afghanistan in 2009 and was subsequently captured by a Taliban affiliate, will not have to serve jail time for the crime. In a stunning announcement on Friday, the judge deciding the case ordered Bergdahl to pay $1,000 from his salary for the next 10 months. He will be demoted to the rank of E-1 during that time and after paying his fine he will be dishonorably discharged. Prosecutors asked the judge to sentence Bergdahl, who pleaded guilty to the charges, to 14 years in prison.
  • The Latest: Bergdahl gets no prison time for leaving post

    11/03/2017 8:54:09 AM PDT · by mairdie · 38 replies
    AP ^ | November 3, 2017 | AP
    The Latest on the sentencing hearing for Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl (all times local): 11:40 a.m. A military judge has found that Bowe Bergdahl should serve no prison time for endangering his comrades by walking off his Afghanistan post. The judge also gave Bergdahl a dishonorable discharge, reduced his rank to private and said he must forfeit pay equal to $1,000 per month for 10 months. The judge made no other comments. Bergdahl appeared tense, grimaced and clenched his jaw. His attorneys put their arms around him and one patted him on the back. Bergdahl pleaded guilty to desertion and...
  • Bowe Bergdahl's Sentence: No Prison Time

    11/03/2017 8:49:16 AM PDT · by KeyLargo · 30 replies
    Bowe Bergdahl's Sentence: No Prison Time November 3, 201711:44 AM ET Merrit Kennedy A military judge sentenced Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl, who has pleaded guilty to charges of desertion and misbehavior before the enemy, to no prison time at a sentencing hearing Friday in Fort Bragg, N.C.
  • Judge rules no jail time for Bergdahl

    11/03/2017 8:47:42 AM PDT · by pgkdan · 21 replies
    The Hill ^ | 11/03/17 | Rebecca Kheel
    Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl will not serve any jail time for walking off his post in Afghanistan in 2009, a military judge ruled Friday. The judge, Col. Jeffrey Nance, sentenced Bergdahl to a reduction in rank, a payment of $1,000 per month for 10 months and a dishonorable discharge, according to multiple reports.
  • Bergdahl gets no prison time from judge (Fox Breaking)

    11/03/2017 8:45:09 AM PDT · by xzins · 256 replies
    Fox ^ | 3 Nov 17 | Fox
    Stuart Varney: Bergdahl gets no prison time
  • BREAKING: Bergdahl to get no prison time.

    11/03/2017 8:44:52 AM PDT · by CaptainK · 37 replies
    Twitter ^ | 11/3/2017 | Associate Press
    Bergdahl to get dishonorable discharge, lose rank, forfeit pay in addition to getting no prison time.
  • Obama Admin knew Bergdahl Endangered Comrades, "worked hard to silence the members of his unit"

    10/30/2017 6:31:10 AM PDT · by CharlesOConnell · 17 replies
    WashExaminer ^ | 10/27/2017 | Becket Adams
    The Bowe Bergdahl ordeal has stunk from day one The way one U.S. Army captain tells it, the Obama White House knew about all of these things – and worked hard to silence the members of Bergdahl’s unit, the legendary 1st Battalion, 501st Infantry Regiment.
  • Bergdahl Show Trial: Record Shows a Cover-Up in the Works

    10/14/2015 8:18:13 AM PDT · by xzins · 23 replies
    Right Wing News ^ | Oct 14, 2015 | Betsy McCaughey
    After a preliminary hearing, Army officials are recommending Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl get off without jail time or a punitive discharge for walking off his Afghanistan military base in 2009. He could even get back pay and lifetime disability payments. The recommendation leaked out Sunday, infuriating some of Bergdahl’s former platoon-mates. Instead of examining Bergdahl’s crimes, the hearing whitewashed them. Why the cover-up? To make President Obama look good. Last year, Obama was criticized for swapping a “dream team” of five top Taliban warriors from Guantanamo for a deserter who had fallen into enemy hands. Reinventing Bergdahl as a hero makes...
  • Starnes: Obama Military Honors Traitor, Punishes Hero

    10/12/2015 10:13:02 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 15 replies
    Fox Nation ^ | October 12, 2015 | Todd Starnes
    Sergeant Bowe Bergdahl may never serve a day in prison. An Army officer is recommending that Sergeant Bergdahl face a lower-level court martial. That would mean no jail time, punitive discharge for leaving his post in Afghanistan. Donald Trump called Bergdahl a "no-good traitor" who should've been executed. Senator John McCain said in a statement: "There are allegations that some American soldiers were killed or wounded, or at the very least put their lives in danger, searching for what is clearly a deserter."
  • No jail for Bergdahl upsets platoon members

    10/12/2015 8:03:42 AM PDT · by HomerBohn · 42 replies
    GOP USA/AP ^ | 10/12/2015 | AP Staff
    HOUSTON (AP) — A former member of Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl's platoon said Sunday he's angered by an Army officer's recommendation that Bergdahl face a lower-level court martial and be spared the possibility of jail time for leaving his post in Afghanistan. Josh Korder, an ex-U.S. Army sergeant, said Bergdahl should face life imprisonment because he holds him responsible for several deaths that occurred after Bergdahl abandoned his post in 2009, leaving his platoon in Blackfoot Company. "Was it during the search for Bergdahl that we lost men in Blackfoot company? No. But was it as a result of that search...
  • U.S. colonel: Tapes show Bergdahl joined Taliban

    10/10/2015 1:41:51 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 22 replies
    WorldNetDaily ^ | September 22, 2015 | Bob Unruh
    A retired military colonel, now a Fox News analyst, has dropped a bombshell in the case of Bowe Bergdahl, the U.S. Army sergeant held for five years by the Taliban who is charged with desertion and misbehaving before the enemy. Retired Col. David Hunt says Bergdahl actually joined the Taliban, and recordings prove it. Further, he notes the U.S. government has failed to make use of that evidence in the case against Bergdahl, who was returned to the U.S. in a stunning trade for five top terrorists held at Guantanamo. Appearing on Bill O’Reilly’s Fox News show, Hunt said the...
  • Investigator: Bergdahl left post to expose problems in unit

    The officer who led the investigation of Bowe Bergdahl’s disappearance and capture in Afghanistan six years ago testified Friday that the Army sergeant said he walked away from his post as part of a plan to spark a search and get the attention of a general so he could express his concerns about his unit’s leadership.
  • Prosecutor: Bergdahl Deliberately Deserted, Endangering Other Troops

    09/19/2015 1:48:33 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 17 replies
    military.com/ ^ | Sep 18, 2015 | by | Nancy Montgomery
    ... Maj. Silvino Silvino, Bergdahl's company commander, was also called upon by Kurz to discuss the dangers of the area he was responsible for, which he said doubled in size and grew more dangerous during the 45 days the company searched for the missing soldier, "sleeping in the dirt," cold and "miserable" for weeks at a time. The men in "Blackfoot" company were confused, Silvino said, by why they had to search village to village in three provinces for a man they believed had walked away and put them at risk. ... One soldier was in three IED hits, Silvino...
  • The Bergdahl Case Gets Curiouser and Curiouser

    09/20/2015 6:17:57 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 21 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 09/20/2015 | Jonathan Keller
    The odd case of Army deserter Bowe Bergdahl got even weirder during his Article 32 hearing conducted by Army officials Thursday and Friday last week. The Article 32 procedure is the military equivalent of a civilian grand jury, except that the accused has quite a few more rights. Unlike a typical grand jury, the Article 32 is presented before a single hearing officer, not held in secret, allows defense counsel to be present and to cross-examine witnesses, and to call their own. All of this occurred at Bergdahl’s hearing. Army prosecutors called Bergdahl’s immediate chain of command to testify. They...