According to sources quoted on the O’Reilly Factor, Bergdahl will be charged with desertion. According to Wikipedia the maximum U.S. penalty for desertion in wartime remains death, although this punishment was last applied to Eddie Slovik in 1945. No U.S. serviceman has received more than 24 months imprisonment for desertion or missing movement in the post-September 11, 2001 era.
Men died looking for this creep. Five terrorists were released from Guantanamo to fight another day because of him. I think he deserves the real punishment for desertion – death by firing squad. It’s open season on our troops because of him and the deal Obama made with terrorists. He will still be getting people killed long after a 24 month imprisonment. If not death, then he should receive a life sentence for his crimes.
On Monday’s broadcast of “The O’Reilly Factor” on the Fox News Channel, retired Lt. Col. Tony Shaffer of the London Center for Policy Research revealed to host Bill O’Reilly that sources tell him U.S. Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl will face charges for desertion.
Bergdahl was held captive by the Taliban-aligned Haqqani network in Afghanistan from June 2009 until his release in May 2014, which was part of a prisoner exchange for five Taliban members who were being held at the detention center at Guantanamo Bay.