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Bowe Bergdahl, charged with desertion and more, details Taliban captivity
Bowe Bergdahl, charged with desertion and more, details Taliban captivity

The Obama administration's decision last year to swap Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl for five Taliban prisoners generated an intense political battle almost from the first day. On Wednesday, the 28-year-old Bergdahl was charged with desertion and "misbehavior before the enemy," setting the stage for a court-martial that could intensify that fight. A trial would pit prosecutors' claims that Bergdahl abandoned his post in Afghanistan after growing disenchanted with the military against the defense's portrait of him as a troubled but loyal soldier who repeatedly tried to escape his captors. Bergdahl's defense lawyer responded to the charges by releasing the young...

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