Bowe Bergdahl and Our Leaders' Lost Honor
Desertion is a very old story in the history of armies and armed conflict. Soldiers deserted from the Continental Army, from the Union Army, from the American armies in World War I and World War II — yet those armies …
The Deal: Five Captured Taliban for a Soldier Charged With Desertion
President Obama, speaking in the Rose Garden of the White House, May 31:
Sergeant Bergdahl has missed birthdays and holidays and the simple moments with family and friends, which all of us take for granted. But while Bowe was gone he …
Two Bergdahl Movies In the Works, And They Both Might Be Good
I don’t subscribe to the belief that Hollywood chooses its war movie subjects strictly for the purpose of demoralizing America and making us look bad. Although you wouldn’t always know from the results, movies are put together largely with the …
Hagel: Actually, the President Made the Final Call on Bergdahl — Not Me
Chuck Hagel contradicted the administration’s story about the process regarding the Bowe Bergdahl exchange just minutes into his testimony before the House Armed Services Committee.
Earlier this week, in a classified briefing with the House, administration officials reportedly said the …
Did Six Soldiers Really Die Looking for Bergdahl? Not Quite
The allegation that Sergeant Bowe Bergdahl’s disappearance and alleged desertion led to the deaths of at least six soldiers has intensified the public reaction to news that the U.S. exchanged five Taliban leaders for Bergdahl. But a closer examination …
Army Charges Bowe Bergdahl with Desertion, Misbehavior Before Enemy
Here is the U.S. Army’s official statement, announced at Fort Bragg, N.C., minutes ago:
Sergeant Bergdahl is innocent until proven guilty, of course, but remember that the White House proclaimed he “served with honor and distinction” when they …
Justice Is Blind . . . and Sometimes Deaf and Mute
The scoreboard at the end of the week:
U.S. Marine Sergeant Andrew Tahmooressi: Still jailed in Mexico.
Bowe Bergdahl: Back on active duty, now out in public.
The Taliban Five: At large.
Journalist Jose Antonio Vargas: Detained for several …
Hagel: 'I Don't Know' if We've Swapped with the Taliban Before
Secretary of defense Chuck Hagel isn’t sure if the exchange with the Taliban for American Bowe Bergdahl is the first time the United States has done a swap with the militant group. Testifying before the House Armed Services Committee on …
Poll: Vets Oppose Bergdahl Deal Four to One
Most Americans oppose President Obama’s handling of the exchange of five Taliban prisoners for captive Army sergeant Bowe Bergdahl and don’t have a strong opinion of Bergdahl himself.
Forty-three percent of Americans say it was wrong for Obama to make …
White House Invited Bergdahl's Parents into Top-Level Video Conferences
The Obama administration allowed Bergdahl’s parents to join in a series of secure video conferences throughout the effort to retrieve their son, granting them a level of insider access that has been questioned by some former government officials. These video …