Skip to comments.Army won’t release Bergdahl review
Posted on 10/10/2014 10:23:51 AM PDT by jazusamo
The Army has no plans to release the results of an investigation into Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl's disappearance and capture by the Taliban in 2009, a spokesman said Friday.
"We recognize the importance of the media and the public understanding of our investigative process, and look forward to future discussions on this issue. However, the Army's priority is ensuring that our process is thorough, factually accurate, impartial, and legally correct," Army spokesman Wayne Hall said in a statement.
The Army is looking into whether Bergdahl deserted his post or was absent without leave, both of which would punishable under military law and force him to forfeit hundreds of thousands of dollars in wages accrued during captivity.
Army Maj. Gen. Kenneth Dahl completed a review of this case this week, but Hall declined to set a timeline for a final decision.
At this time, it would be inappropriate to speculate on the potential results or the amount of time the review process will take to complete," Hall said.
The question of whether Bergdahl deserted his post became a flashpoint earlier this year after President Obama went around Congress to secure his release by swapping five Taliban detainees from the Guantánamo Bay facility.
Several soldiers who served with Bergdahl have testified to Congress and told media outlets that they believe the 28-year-old sergeant had planned his departure in advance, and risked the lives of those who went to find him.
Bergdahl is currently on active duty and serving at Joint Base San Antonio-Fort Sam Houston.
The trade for Bergdahl sparked anger on Capitol Hill from both Democrats and Republicans.
The Obama administration kept the prisoner swap secret until after it was completed, ignoring a law requiring it to give 30 days advance notice to members of Congress before any detainee release from Guantanamo.
A government watchdog agency found in August that the administration broke the law by not notifying Congress, as well as another law prohibiting it to spend money on any detainee transfer from Guantánamo.
The move also angered lawmakers and critics who said the swap violated a policy not to negotiate with terrorists. The administration said it brokered the deal through Qatari officials, who agreed to take custody of the former Guantánamo detainees for a year.
How about defected?
And what that all says is Bergdahl deserted, and the regime engaged in illegal activities to work that trade for him.
If the army white washes this investigation, the only thing that’ll save their reputation will be to have a successful coup.
Executable offense - Stand him up against a wall and shoot him.
If the answer was good, they would be waving it around.
Was their Oath to Obola-the-UndocumentedTRAITOR
... or the (now defunct) US Constitution?
Is there anyone stupid enough to believe that?
Or to believe that politics was not involved?
Or that Obama Administration/Democrat operatives did not tell them what the conclusion was going to be before the so called “investigation” even started?
Exactly, and anyone with any sense knows it.
Most. Transparent. Administration. Ever.
BTW, I am very suspicious of the timing of the obviously hurriedly rammed release of the 5 Gitmo Taliban big shots on the eve of the ISIS invasion of Iraq.
It really looks like there was prior knowledge of the ISIS Iraq invasion on the part of the Obama Admin and collusion with the terrorists to release the 5 Gitmo bad guys before the ISIS invasion kicked off the al - Qaeda rebirth which would have made it politically and militarily impossible for Obama to ever release them just a few days later
I thought the time had passed for declaring him a deserter.
WOW this is up there with the IRS crashed computers and EPA’s lost texts.
Ahhh...and this is a surprise because...?
Ahhh...and this is a surprise because...?
What would "good" look like?
Captured by the enemy in a raid on the camp, no communications with the enemy prior to his being captured.
They’ve tried to float that story before.
Yes, it is. And it will probably disappear into the same black hole, never to re-surface.
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