Bowe Bergdahl Enters No Plea at Arraignment

by SARAH KOLINOVSKY and LUIS MARTINEZ  |  published on December 23, 2015

Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl deferred entering a plea this morning against charges of desertion and misbehavior before the enemy, after he allegedly deserted his unit in 2009 and was then held captive by the Taliban in Afghanistan for five years.

Bergdahl was arraigned at Fort Bragg, North Carolina, and made his first appearance before a judge. If Bergdahl is convicted of misbehavior before the enemy, he could face a life sentence, while the desertion charge carries a maximum five-year sentence.

  • TS

    If this man was a traitor, it would be all over now. Some one wanted different answers. This is posturing by a useless army that does not know how to say no to bad commands and is awash with political garbage in the ranks. The real traitors are in the legislator and White House and those that blindly follow all the way down the ranks.

    ‘The US Constitution… what is that? Orders are orders..

  • Terry Rushing

    While I am not an advocate of the death penalty, giving this cowardly traitor a room at Ft. Leavenworth for the next 30 years or so and assigning him to the task of making little rocks out of big ones just suits me very well. The military is a volunteer force so he was there by choice. Honest men were hurt or killed while searching for this traitorous excuse for a man so 30 years seems right as well as a dishonorable discharge. Perhaps Walmart will hire him as a cart boy when he gets out.

  • william couch


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