YEAH, RIGHT: Here’s What Bowe Bergdahl Claims He Really Left His Post For

Published on March 27, 2015

Does he actually expect anyone to believe this?

Former Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl is claiming he abandoned his base in Afghanistan in 2009 in order to travel to the nearest military outpost so he could report wrongdoing within his unit, a senior Defense official reportedly told CNN.

The official said Bergdahl argued he didn’t trust the commanders on his own base to address his complaints about “order and discipline,” so he left his post and sought to take his grievances to another outpost.

Bergdahl has been charged with Article 85 of the Uniform Code of Military Justice, “desertion with intent to shirk important or hazardous duty,” and with Article 99, “misbehavior before the enemy by endangering the safety of a command, unit or place.”

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