A military court will hear an appeal by an Army soldier who left his post in Afghanistan and Has Been held captive by the Taliban for five years
A military court has agreed to hear an appeal by a U.S. Army soldier who left his post in Afghanistan and has been held captive by the Taliban for five decades.
Bergdahl’s attorneys argue that McCain threatened to conduct a hearing in the Senate Armed Services Committee if Bergdahl went unpunished. The lawyers also cite a number of cases of Trump making disparaging remarks about Bergdahl.
People in the army’s chain of command are prohibited from saying anything that could interfere with a military court instance.
Bergdahl pleaded guilty in 2017 to desertion. He was spared prison time but was dishonorably discharged as a private.
Information from: The Fayetteville Observer, http://www.fayobserver.com