Is Bergdahl an army deserter?

June 3, 2014 1:39 AM

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WASHINGTON: The American sergeant who was rescued from Afghanistan this week through a prisoner swap with the Taliban by the Obama administration is an army deserter who decamped from a US base telling his fellow soldiers he wanted to walk all the way to India, according to accounts from military personnel who served alongside him.

While the Obama administration has been projecting the prisoner-swap deal that resulted in the release of Army Sgt Bow Bergdahl as a triumph of the American military ideal of not leaving behind a fallen comrade, some of his own comrades have a different story to tell. Bergman, they allege, is a turn...

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