When Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl stepped off his post in Afghanistan in 2009, he thought he could be some kind of “super soldier” like fictional action hero Jason Bourne. His disappearance threw a wrench in all U.S. operations in Afghanistan, and put the safety and lives of countless fellow brothers in arms at risk.
Now, Bergdahl could face life in prison.
U.S. Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl, who disappeared in Afghanistan in 2009 and was held by the Taliban for five years, was scheduled to appear Tuesday before a military judge on charges of desertion and misbehavior before the enemy.
The arraignment will be held at Fort Bragg, in North Carolina. If convicted at a general court-martial, Bergdahl could get life in prison on the misbehavior charge and up to five years for desertion.
The court case moves forward as new details of Bergdahl’s mysterious story are revealed in this season’s Serial podcast, which includes audio of Bergdahl explaining himself in his own words.
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