Lt. Col. Michael Waltz, the man who led the search for Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl, was on “Hannity tonight to discuss Bergdahl’s desertion charge.

Waltz commended the Army for charging Bergdahl today with desertion and misbehavior before the enemy. Desertion carries a maximum sentence of five years, and misbehavior before the enemy carries a maximum sentence of possible confinement for life.

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“We knew at the time that he had walked off his post and that he had put us in this position,” Waltz recalled of his time spent looking for Bergdahl. “And the disturbing thing was that the Taliban knew we were pulling out all the stops to look for him and were feeding false information into our informant network, so they were baiting us into ambushes. In one case, they had baited us into a house rigged to explode, thank God it didn’t.”

Waltz added, “Soldiers died looking for him.”

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