Bergdahl chided as 'deserter,' not hero

June 3, 2014 10:53 AM

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Bergdahl chided as 'deserter,' not hero

WASHINGTON – Two days after the surprise news that Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl would be released in a prisoner swap with the Taliban after five years in captivity, new criticism surfaced Monday about Bergdahl's conduct that led to his capture.

The Pentagon has not said how Bergdahl was captured, but a defense official has confirmed he walked off his post without authorization before he was captured. The official, who declined to be identified because he was not authorized to speak about the case, would not provide further details about th...

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