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  1. kwflatbed

    kwflatbed MassCops Angel Staff Member

    Lawmakers, soldiers have tough words for Obama administration in hearing on Bergdahl swap

    Published June 18, 2014
    FoxNews.com
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    This undated image provided by the U.S. Army shows Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl. Two of Bergdahl’s fellow soldiers are now reportedly claiming that the 28-year-old Idaho native willingly walked away from his post in Afghanistan on June 30, 2009. (US Army)
    Lawmakers had harsh words for the Obama administration in a House hearing on the Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl swap Wednesday, with Rep. Tom Cotton calling the administration’s rationale “insulting and offensive.”
    Bergdahl was released after five years in Taliban captivity after the administration agreed to swap five Guantanamo Taliban prisoners for his freedom. Since his release, controversy has swirled over the swap and accusations that Bergdahl deserted his post.


    The House Foreign Affairs Committee hearing was an open forum to discuss the prisoner swap, and featured testimony from lawmakers, soldiers who served with Bergdahl and Andy Andrews, the father of a soldier who was reportedly killed during the search for Bergdahl. No Obama administration officials appeared at the hearing.
    Cotton, R-Ark., criticized the rationale behind the trade. He said the Obama administration’s assertion that it made the trade in order to never leave a comrade behind is “insulting and offensive.”
    “When we made those promises to each other, we didn’t promise we would exchange five stone cold terrorists for each other,” Cotton, a veteran himself, said.
    Rep. Dana Rohrabacher, R-Calif., echoed Cotton’s concerns, saying the swap makes Americans less safe.
    “The president has put military personnel, diplomatic personnel at risk,” he said, “we have given terrorists the incentive to capture hostages more and more.”

    http://www.foxnews.com/politics/201...ministration-in-hearing-on/?intcmp=latestnews
     
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  2. visible25

    visible25 Supporting Member

    Ex-captive Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl could return to active duty Monday

    (CNN) -- 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.
    Bergdahl was held captive by militants for five years before he was released in May in exchange for five Taliban members held by the U.S. military.

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    WHAT THE...?!?!o_O
     
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  3. LGriffin

    LGriffin Always Watching

    Slain Soldier's Family 'Furious' Bowe Bergdahl on Active Duty
    The family of a soldier who blame Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl for their son's death said Monday they are "furious" he has been returned to active duty while an investigation into his capture by the Taliban continues. "This is another attempt to give credibility to a deserter to protect the decision to free five extremely dangerous Taliban," Sondra Andrews, mother of fallen 2nd Lt. Darryn Andrews, said in a message to NBC News. Her son was killed in eastern Afghanistan in September 2009, and members of his platoon told the family that he was searching for Bergdahl when he was ambushed.
    The Pentagon has not linked Bergdahl's abduction to the death of any service members killed in the weeks that followed as the military searched for him. But a number of families firmly believe that if Bergdahl had not left his base, their loved ones would still be alive, and they have branded him a deserter. Bergdahl was released May 31 after the U.S. agreed to release five Taliban militants from Guantanamo Bay, and he just completed the military's re-integration program.
    http://www.nbcnews.com/storyline/bo...ily-furious-bowe-bergdahl-active-duty-n155356
     
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  4. kwflatbed

    kwflatbed MassCops Angel Staff Member

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  5. Joel98

    Joel98 MassCops Member

    Fuck this traitor
     
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  6. LGriffin

    LGriffin Always Watching

    All of that money should go to the families of those killed while searching for this POS.
     
  7. HistoryHound

    HistoryHound Supporting Member

    So let me get this straight. He deserted his post, put other soldiers at risk, soldiers were killed looking for him and if convicted he's going to get credit for time served while he was living with an enemy that he may very well have willingly joined? Yeah that makes sense. :mad:
     
  8. FTH

    FTH MassCops Member

    The Army says there is no truth to media reports claiming a decision has been made to charge Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl with desertion.
    The Army continues to review the case against Bergdahl, said Paul Boyce, a spokesman for Forces Command, on Tuesday morning.
    "Sgt. Bergdahl has not been charged with any crime," said Pentagon Press Secretary Rear Adm. John Kirby during a press briefing Tuesday afternoon.


    http://www.armytimes.com/story/mili.../bergdahl-army-update-false-reports/22396367/
     
  9. kwflatbed

    kwflatbed MassCops Angel Staff Member


    Senior Airman Brian Kolfage

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    DISGUST: Wife Of Disabled Hero Wounded In Bergdahl Search SLAMS Bergdahl In Powerful Message

    The wife of a disabled Afghanistan veteran who was injured while searching for Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl has posted a scathing message against him...

    http://woundedamericanwarrior.com/wife-of-disabled-hero-wo…/

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    Wife of Disabled Hero Wounded in Bergdahl Search SLAMS Bergdahl in...
    The wife of a disabled Afghanistan veteran who was injured while searching for Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl has posted a scathing message against him this week,...
    WOUNDEDAMERICANWARRIOR.COM|BY BRIAN KOLFAGE
     
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  10. LGriffin

    LGriffin Always Watching

    Bergdahl to be charged with desertion, official says
    Bowe Bergdahl will be charged with desertion, a senior U.S. official told Fox News.

    The confirmation comes as the U.S. military plans an announcement on the case Wednesday afternoon. Bergdahl left his post in Afghanistan and was held by the Taliban for five years before being released in a prisoner exchange a year ago.

    U.S. Army Forces Command, based in North Carolina, said it will discuss the "next planned steps" Wednesday afternoon.
    http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2015/03/25/bergdahl-to-be-charged-with-desertion-official-says/

    Yet another case where obama championed the cause of a lowlife.
     
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  11. Pvt. Cowboy

    Pvt. Cowboy Lemme take a selfie Staff Member

    Somebody smoke this piece of shit... Fucking traitor we trade 5 Taliban for? This admin is fucking retarded.
     
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  12. kwflatbed

    kwflatbed MassCops Angel Staff Member

    Bowe Bergdahl found during California pot raid, released by officials
    Published July 24, 2015
    FoxNews.com
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    U.S. Army Sergeant Bowe Berghdal is pictured in this undated handout photo provided by the U.S. Army and received by Reuters on May 31, 2014. (REUTERS/U.S. Army/Handout via Reuters)

    Bowe Bergdahl, the U.S. soldier who was released in a prisoner exchange in Afghanistan for five Taliban detainees, wound up in the middle of a pot raid earlier this week in northern California.

    Captian Greg Van Patten with the Mendocino County Sheriff’s Office told Fox News Thursday that the county’s marijuana eradication team encountered Bergdahl on Tuesday while serving a search warrant on a home in Redwood City, Calif.

    Van Patten said Bergdahl was detained, but ultimately was “determined not to be connected to the operation, at least there was no evidence to suggest he was involved.”

    When Bergdahl encountered the law enforcement team, Van Patten said he identified himself while the sheriff’s office reached out to the Department of Defense. The agency confirmed Bergdahl was on leave, and asked for their assistance in getting him back.

    Sheriff’s office personnel later drove Bergdahl “to a halfway point,” where he met up with army representatives.

    An Army spokeswoman, Cynthia O. Smith, confirmed to Fox News that Bergdahl was picked up in California.

    http://www.foxnews.com/politics/201...ng-california-pot-raid-released-by-officials/
     
  13. LGriffin

    LGriffin Always Watching

    Another Teflon turd brought to you by the oppressor in chief...
     
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  14. Goose

    Goose The list is long but distinguished. Staff Member

    Surprise! He's a hippie...oh wait, those with half a brain already knew that. He was on leave and they had to drive him to a halfway point to return him, huh? Hmm......
     
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  15. LGriffin

    LGriffin Always Watching

    On leave or AWOL...all the same for Teflon Bowe cuz he votes D.
     
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  16. Kilvinsky

    Kilvinsky I think, therefore I'll never be promoted.

    He just walks away from EVERYWHERE HE GOES, or so it seems.

    Obama interceded and immediately upon the Sheriff's Department handing over Berghdal to the Army, 5 terrorists were released and flown first class (at Gov't expense) to Yemen via Emirates Air.
     
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  17. kwflatbed

    kwflatbed MassCops Angel Staff Member

    Military selects rarely used charge for Bergdahl case
    Published September 08, 2015
    Associated Press
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    FILE - This undated file image provided by the U.S. Army shows Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl, the soldier held for years by the Taliban after leaving his post in Afghanistan. (AP Photo/U.S. Army, file)

    RALEIGH, N.C. – Military prosecutors have reached into a section of military law seldom used since World War II in the politically fraught case against Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl, the soldier held prisoner for years by the Taliban after leaving his post in Afghanistan.

    Observers wondered for months if Bergdahl would be charged with desertion after the deal brokered by the U.S. to bring him home. He was — but he was also charged with misbehavior before the enemy, a much rarer offense that carries a stiffer potential penalty in this case.

    "I've never seen it charged," Walter Huffman, a retired major general who served as the Army's top lawyer, said of the misbehavior charge. "It's not something you find in common everyday practice in the military."

    "I've never seen it charged."

    - Walter Huffman, a retired major general

    Bergdahl could face a life sentence if convicted of the charge, which accuses him of endangering fellow soldiers when he "left without authority; and wrongfully caused search and recovery operations."


    Military selects rarely used charge for Bergdahl case
     
  18. kwflatbed

    kwflatbed MassCops Angel Staff Member

    Attorney: Army officer recommends no jail time for Bergdahl
    By WILL WEISSERT, Associated Press Saturday, October 10th 2015
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    FILE - In this image made from video obtained from Voice Of Jihad Website, which has been authenticated based on its contents and other AP reporting, Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl, sits in a vehicle guarded by the Taliban in eastern Afghanistan. An Army officer is recommending that Bergdahl face a lower-level court martial and be spared the possibility of jail time for leaving his post in Afghanistan, his lawyer said Saturday, Oct. 10, 2015. (AP Photo/Voice Of Jihad Website via AP video, File)


    AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — An Army officer is recommending that Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl face a lower-level court martial and be spared the possibility of jail time for leaving his post in Afghanistan, his lawyer said Saturday.

    Bergdahl was captured by the Taliban after leaving his post on June 30, 2009, and held until last year, when he was exchanged for five Taliban commanders. His commanding officers in Afghanistan say a 45-day search for Bergdahl put soldiers in danger.

    Military prosecutors charged Bergdahl in March with desertion and misbehavior before the enemy, a charge that could carry a maximum penalty of life imprisonment.

    But defense attorney Eugene Fidell said Lt. Col. Mark Visger has recommended that Sgt. Bergdahl's case be referred to a special court martial, which is a misdemeanor-level forum. It limits the maximum punishment to reduction in rank, a bad-conduct discharge and a term of up to a year in prison.

    Fidell also said that Visger recommended that there be no prison time or punitive discharge against Bergdahl. In light of Visger's recommendations, the defense is asking that the case be disposed of non-judicially, rather than by any court martial.

    Visger presided over last month's Article 32 hearing in Texas that reviewed evidence against Bergdahl. Visger submitted a report with his recommendation on Monday, but the Army hadn't said what Visger recommended.

    Attorney: Army officer recommends no jail time for Bergdahl | News, Weather, Sports, Breaking News | WJAR News
     
  19. Pvt. Cowboy

    Pvt. Cowboy Lemme take a selfie Staff Member

    Wtf is wrong with Lt. Col. Visger? Did the Obama admin tell him to do that, or is he epically dumb?
     
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