On June 18, Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl’s former roommate, Ret. Spc. Cody Full, told a congressional hearing that Bergdahl needs to be charged with “desertion and a host of other offenses.”
Bergdahl’s desertion was premeditated. He had a plan and was trying to justify it in his head. How long he had planned this I do not know, but it is clear to me that he had a plan and executed it.
Countless people looked for him when he went missing, putting their own lives on the line.
Combat is difficult. The only thing you can count on in combat is the commitment of your fellow Americans. Knowing that someone you needed to trust deserted you in war… and did so of his own free will, is the ultimate betrayal.
Now that Bergdahl is back in the United States, an investigation needs to take place as to why he left us. All the documents including the intelligence known on Bergdahl need to come to public view.
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