Army: Bergdahl to face highest level military court martial for desertion

December 14, 2015 9:30 PM

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The Army said Monday it would refer the desertion case of Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl to the highest level of military court-martial, which can impose a harsh penalty.

Bergdahl is charged with walking off his post in Afghanistan in 2009 before he was captured by Taliban insurgents, who held him for nearly five years.

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