In new ‘Serial’ podcast, Bowe Bergdahl says he likened himself to Jason Bourne before capture

December 10, 2015 4:41 PM

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In new ‘Serial’ podcast, Bowe Bergdahl says he likened himself to Jason Bourne before capture

After slipping away alone from his tiny base in Afghanistan under cover of darkness in 2009, Army Pfc. Bowe Bergdahl had a sinking thought: His plan to draw attention to himself by spawning a massive manhunt was going to lead to a “hurricane of wrath” from his commanders.

Bergdahl decided then to deviate from his plan to head straight from his platoon’s base, Observation Post Mest, to the larger headquarters 20 miles away, Forward Operating Base Sharana, he said in an interview published Thursday by the podcast “Serial.” It marked his first interview since he was rel...

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