Is Obama going to come out and give a speech with Bowe’s daddy about this? Something tells me, no.
The saga of former Taliban prisoner Bowe Bergdahl took a new turn Wednesday, with the Pentagon announcing at a press conference charges claiming the U.S. Army sergeant deserted his post intentionally before winding up in the extremists’ hands in Afghanistan.
Bergdahl’s attorney, Gene Fidell, told CBS News his client had been informed of the charges earlier Wednesday.
Military officials said Bergdahl will face in a court martial on one count of “desertion with intent to shirk important or hazardous duty,” which carries a maximum of five years in prison, as well as one count of “misbehavior before the enemy, endangering the safety of a command, unit or place,” which carries a maximum sentence of up to life in prison.
The charges could result in a dishonorable discharge, as well as a rank reduction and benefit removal if convicted. The case now goes to the military equivalent of a grand jury, an Article 32 hearing. If the panel approves of the charges, it will be referred to a court-martial trial.
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