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UPDATED: Mon., Oct. 14, 2019

Soldier who was wounded in 2009 search for Bergdahl has died

A retired soldier who was shot in the head while searching for Army Pvt. Bowe Bergdahl has died.


Taliban: 5 freed from U.S. military prison in exchange for Bowe Bergdahl now in Qatar office

Five members of the Afghan Taliban who were freed from the U.S. military prison at Guantanamo Bay in exchange for captured American army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl have joined the insurgent …


U.S. Army commander approves Bergdahl sentence, no prison time

A senior U.S. military commander is endorsing the decision to spare Army Pvt. Bowe Bergdahl, of Hailey, Idaho, prison time for abandoning his post in Afghanistan, endangering military comrades who …


Corvallis man injured in search says he’s forgiven solider

Mike Duncan was at the end of his nine-month tour and set to fly home when his Special Forces team learned of an American soldier who had walked off his …


UPDATED: Thu., Nov. 2, 2017

Bergdahl judge begins deliberating on sentence

A military judge on Thursday began deliberating the punishment for Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl after defense attorneys asked for no prison time while prosecutors sought more than a decade behind …


UPDATED: Wed., Nov. 1, 2017

Psychiatrist: Bergdahl mental disorder factored in desertion

Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl’s difficult childhood and washout from Coast Guard boot camp stoked serious psychiatric disorders that helped spur him to walk off his remote post in Afghanistan in …


UPDATED: Wed., Oct. 25, 2017

Troops describe hardships, wounds during Bergdahl searches

Several soldiers and a Navy SEAL testified Wednesday about the risky, all-out efforts to find Bowe Bergdahl after the soldier’s 2009 disappearance in Afghanistan. Troops and commanders went without sleep. …


UPDATED: Tue., Oct. 24, 2017

For those tasked with finding Bowe Bergdahl, deep resentment remains

FORT BRAGG, N.C. – The troops searching for Bowe Bergdahl were sleep-deprived and thirsty. Temperatures in mountainous Ghazni, near Afghanistan’s border with Pakistan, crested 100 degrees. Although it was unusual …


White House: No required sentences in military justice cases

The White House said Friday that any military justice case must be “resolved on its own facts” after Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl argued that President Donald Trump’s past criticism prevented …


UPDATED: Thu., Oct. 12, 2017

Army schedules hearing to consider Bergdahl guilty plea

Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl will appear before a judge next week to enter an expected guilty plea to charges that he endangered comrades by walking off his remote post in …


UPDATED: Wed., Sept. 27, 2017

Judge rejects Bergdahl request for White House meeting information

A military judge ruled Wednesday that prosecutors trying Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl don’t have to turn over more information about conversations one of them had with the Trump administration about …


UPDATED: Mon., Aug. 21, 2017

Bergdahl chooses to have trial heard by judge and not jury

Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl has decided be to tried by a judge – not a military jury – on charges that he endangered comrades by walking off his post in …


UPDATED: Fri., June 30, 2017

Searchers’ wounds will be considered at Bergdahl sentencing

Serious wounds to a soldier and a Navy Seal who searched for Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl can be used at the sentencing phase of his upcoming trial, a judge ruled …


Bowe Bergdahl scheduled for trial in October

Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl is scheduled for trial in October on charges that he endangered comrades by walking off his post in Afghanistan, according to a new timetable set Friday …


UPDATED: Fri., Feb. 24, 2017

Judge won’t throw out Bergdahl case over Trump comments

President Donald Trump’s campaign-trail criticism of Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl, while “problematic,” hasn’t prevented the soldier from getting a fair trial on charges that he endangered comrades by walking off …


Judge questions effect of Trump comments on Bergdahl case

A military judge called President Donald Trump’s scathing campaign-trail criticism of Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl “disturbing” on Monday and questioned whether it would make the public think the soldier can’t …


UPDATED: Mon., Feb. 6, 2017

Prosecutors: Bergdahl to get fair trial despite Trump jabs

President Donald Trump’s campaign-trail condemnation of Bowe Bergdahl – the Army sergeant charged with desertion while serving in Afghanistan – won’t prevent the soldier from getting a fair trial, according …


UPDATED: Fri., Jan. 20, 2017

Bergdahl lawyers: Trump’s criticism prevents fair trial

President Donald Trump’s scathing criticism of Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl will prevent the soldier from getting a fair trial on charges he endangered comrades by walking off his post in …


Idaho native Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl bears some responsibility for risky searches, judge says

A military judge weighing evidence of injuries to service members who searched for Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl said Friday that the soldier bears some responsibility for risky search missions triggered …


Bergdahl seeks pardon from Obama to avert desertion trial

U.S. Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl, the former prisoner of war who’s accused of endangering comrades by walking off his post in Afghanistan, is asking President Barack Obama to pardon him …


Bowe Bergdahl trial moved to April

A military judge has newly adjusted the trial date for Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl, saying the proceeding is to open in April 2017.


UPDATED: Mon., Nov. 14, 2016

Judge delays Bowe Bergdahl trial till May

A military judge will consider delaying the trial of Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl on charges of desertion and misbehavior before the enemy.


Prosecutors cite two soldiers’ injuries in Bowe Bergdahl arguments

Serious injuries to two soldiers who searched for Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl in 2009 show that he endangered his comrades by leaving his post in Afghanistan, prosecutors argue in a …


General to testify about burning letters in Bowe Bergdahl case

The judge overseeing Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl’s military trial said Monday that a top general must testify about destroying letters that he received from supporters and critics of the soldier …


Bergdahl lawyers: McCain comments violate due process rights

The Army sought to have U.S. Sen. John McCain back away from statements about punishment for Bowe Bergdahl because of concerns about hurting the soldier’s right to a fair trial, …


Bergdahl to be court-martialed under new commander-in-chief

Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl, who walked off his combat outpost in Afghanistan and spent five years in captivity, will be court-martialed under a new commander-in-chief. A military judge decided Tuesday …


Charges against Bowe Bergdahl being referred for court-martial

The attorney for Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl, who was released in exchange for five Taliban detainees from Guantanamo Bay, says the soldier’s case has been referred for trial by a general …


’Serial’ podcast returns with episode focusing on Bowe Bergdahl’s story

The first episode of the second season of the hit podcast “Serial” deals with the travails of former U.S. Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl, charged with deserting the Army in Afghanistan …


Bowe Bergdahl reportedly facing desertion charges

The Army sergeant who abandoned his post in Afghanistan and was held captive by the Taliban for five years will be court-martialed on charges of desertion and avoiding military service, …


Military has wide discretion on Bergdahl charges

Army and Pentagon officials said today there has been no decision on what, if any, criminal charges will be filed against Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl, the soldier who left his post …