Wednesday, August 6, 2014

Bergdahl Being Questioned Today on Disappearance

Posted By on Wed, Aug 6, 2014 at 9:23 AM

Idaho native and U.S. Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl will face questioning today during a formal investigation into his disappearance, conducted by Maj. Gen. Kenneth Dahl. Bergdahl's attorney, Eugene Fidell, says he spent Tuesday with his client at Fort Sam Houston, in San Antonio, Texas, preparing for today's questioning.

"I don't think any reasonable person would want to send someone who's already been held captive for five years by the Taliban to jail," Fidell told ABC News. "Five years in the hands of people who are basically our worst enemy, our worst nightmare, is unimaginable."

The questioning was scheduled to begin at 7 a.m. Mountain Time at the military base.

In a controversial prisoner swap, Bergdahl was released in late May by his Taliban captors in exchange for five Taliban leaders being held at Guantanamo Bay. 

But numerous questions remain about how Bergdahl came into Taliban hands, including the Idaho native's disappearance from his Afghanistan post. Ultimately, Bergdahl was to spend nearly five years as America's only POW during the Afghanistan conflict.

Due to the controversy, a coming home celebration in the Wood River Valley was canceled due to a number of threats received at Hailey City Hall. Bergdahl's detractors said the Army sergeant didn't deserve a hero's welcome.




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