Bergdahl to Face Court-Martial for Desertion, Could Face Jail Time
The case of Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl has now been referred to court-martial and will go to trial, the Army has confirmed.
The trial will take place through a military court. An arraignment hearing date at Fort Bragg, N.C., has not been confirmed.
National security correspondent Jennifer Griffin said on “The Real Story” that the decision was expected and that Bergdahl could face jail time.
Though it was never explicitly stated, previous leaks regarding the case had suggested that Sgt. Bergdahl would not face any jail time, said Griffin.
The Army's investigating officer previously testified that a jail sentence would be “inappropriate," according to The New York Times.
Bergdahl’s case has served as a point of controversy since the Obama administration last year negotiated his release in exchange for five Taliban commanders detained at Guantanamo Bay.
He was later charged with desertion and misbehavior before the enemy.
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