Those of you who have been with me for a while may remember the comparison contrast piece I wrote for D-Day last summer: comparing and contrasting SGT Bowe Bergdahl with the heroes of the Allied invasion of Normandy. There was much media hoopla and a Rose Garden ceremony at the White House with Bergdahl’s parents. The Administration traded five Taliban strategic leaders from detention at Guantanamo Bay, their Joint Staff if you will, back to our enemies in Afghanistan in exchange for Bergdhal. The young man was celebrated in the media as a returning hero. Until the men he served with began to speak out. Administration spokspersons accused these decorated veterans of slander.
Since his return to the USA, Bergdahl has been on medical hold and reintegration in San Antonio, Texas. The Army also quietly conducted its own investigation into Bergdahl’s performance on his last deployment and the circumstances surrounding his detention by Talaban collaborators. The results of this ivestigation are in as of a couple days ago. General Mark Milley, the four-star Army commander responsible for training and readiness of all Army conventional forces based in the continental US, authorized that Bergdhal will be charged with desertion and other crimes. Bergdahl will now face the slow, grinding due process of hearings, etc., under UCMJ.
Let justice be done
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