Well, that didn’t take long.

U.S. Army launches formal investigation into Bowe Bergdahl’s desertion and captivity after the Taliban claimed he was a collaborator

  • Secretary of the Army John McHugh has announced a formal investigation into the circumstances of Bowe Bergdahl’s 2009 disappearance
  • Chairman of the Joint Chiefs Martin Dempsey said that ‘like any American, he is innocent until proven guilty’
  • A major classified file exists on Bergdahl’s conduct in the army before his captivity and during it, a Pentagon official told Fox News
  • Report claims that many in the defense department have concerns he may have been an ‘active collaborator with the enemy’
  • It comes after Taliban claims in 2010 that the soldier converted to Islam and changed his name to Abdullah while being held
  • Was scheduled to be promoted for a second time in absentia this summer and legal experts say he could receive five years’-worth back pay

The Sunday Times spoke with Taliban deputy district commander in Paktika, who called himself Haji Nadeem, who told the newspaper that Bergdahl taught him how to dismantle a mobile phone and turn it into a remote control for a roadside bomb

I love this, the money quote.

The entire episode is becoming a headache for President Obama who hoped that he would be seen as a triumphant commander in chief for bringing Bergdahl home.

You have to ask yourself.  How does the world’s smartest man willingly make an unforced mistake like this?


About On the North River

Forty years toiled in the Tel-com industry, married for 36 years widowed at sixty-one. Tea Party supporter. Do like to kayak, cook, take photos, bike, watch old movies and read.
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