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September 18, 2015 11:07 AM Prosecutor: Bergdahl Deliberately Deserted, Endangering Other Troops

SAN ANTONIO -- An Army prosecutor Thursday laid out the government's case against Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl, saying he deserted his post in eastern Afghanistan with "deliberate and knowing disregard for the consequences of his actions" and endangered other troops who had to search for him. Bergdahl left -- "snuck off," according to Maj. Margaret Kurz on the first 11

September 18, 2015 5:05 AM Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl's attorneys set to present their case at hearing to decide court martial

Eugene Fidell, lead defense counsel to Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl, speaks to members of the media after a preliminary hearing to determine if Sgt. Bergdahl should face a court-martial, Thursday, Sept. 17, 2015, at Fort Sam Houston in San Antonio. Bergdahl, who left his post in Afghanistan and was held by the Taliban for five years, is charged with desertion 36

September 17, 2015 11:56 PM Defense in Bowe Bergdahl Army desertion hearing suggests he was mentally ill

New details about the disappearance of Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl emerged Thursday at a hearing to decide whether he will face a court-martial on desertion charges, with prosecutors arguing that Bergdahl plotted to abandon his post in Afghanistan, putting fellow soldiers at risk, while the defense suggested Bergdahl suffered from a “severe mental disease 32 1

September 17, 2015 8:22 PM Bowe Bergdahl Had ‘Severe Mental Disease or Defect,’ Lawyer Says

SAN ANTONIO — Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl, who faces a possible life sentence for endangering the troops who searched for him after he left his Afghanistan base in 2009, at the time had a “severe mental disease or defect,” one of his lawyers said Thursday. The diagnosis was later made by an independent Army psychiatry board, said the defense lawyer, Lt. Col. Franklin 24

September 17, 2015 6:47 PM Bergdahl Defense Team Cites Soldier’s Mental-Health Issues

Army board concluded Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl had severe mental disease, say lawyers at hearing into alleged desertion SAN ANTONIO—An Army mental-health board concluded that Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl suffered from a severe mental disease or defect, his defense team asserted at a military court proceeding Thursday that will determine whether he will face a court-martial 20

September 17, 2015 5:11 PM Pakistani army says 'unprovoked' Indian gunfire kills 2 civilians in disputed Kashmir region

ISLAMABAD – Pakistan's military says "unprovoked" Indian gunfire has killed two civilians in Pakistan's part of the disputed Himalayan region of Kashmir. The military says in a statement that a 13-year-old girl and a 55-year-old man were killed Thursday evening along the disputed line of control in Kashmir. It says Pakistani troops returned fire and the skirmish 35

September 17, 2015 2:23 PM The latest on Bergdahl hearing: Hearing begins to see if Bergdahl should face court-martial

FILE - This undated file image provided by the U.S. Army shows Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl, the soldier held prisoner for years by the Taliban after leaving his post in Afghanistan. Bergdahl is facing charges, including desertion, for leaving his post in Afghanistan in 2009. A hearing is scheduled Thursday, Sept. 17, 2015, at Fort Sam Houston in San Antonio 18

September 17, 2015 12:38 PM Poland's new federation of pro-defense forces holds first rally, amid security concerns

WARSAW, Poland – Hundreds of members of pro-defense forces have marched in downtown Warsaw to show their readiness to defend Poland if needed, amid concerns over the conflict in neighboring Ukraine and Russia's role in it. The Federation of Pro-Defense Organizations was formally initiated in cooperation with the armed forces in March, in response to grassroots 34

September 17, 2015 8:17 AM Bowe Bergdahl: Military prosecutors, defense to present arguments on court martial

Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl details abuse while in captivity That will be the question Thursday as arguments are presented on whether a court-martial should be initiated over his disappearance from a base in Afghanistan. Bergdahl vanished in June 2009 after he deserted his unit, authorities said. The incident set off a series of events that included his five-year 23

September 17, 2015 7:42 AM Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl faces hearing over desertion charges

FILE - This undated file image provided by the U.S. Army shows Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl, the soldier held prisoner for years by the Taliban after leaving his post in Afghanistan. Bergdahl is facing charges, including desertion, for leaving his post in Afghanistan in 2009. A hearing is scheduled Thursday, Sept. 17, 2015, at Fort Sam Houston in San Antonio 34