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June 2nd, 2014
09:19 PM ET

Fellow soldier claims Bergdahl deserted Army: "It was pre-planned"

Many Americans are anxiously awaiting the homecoming of U.S. Army Sergeant Bowe Bergdahl, released this weekend after spending fives years held prisoner by the Taliban.

Fellow soldiers call Bowe Bergdahl a deserter, not a hero

Bergdahl is now at a U.S. military hospital in Germany. But critics say the deal made to free Bergdahl - releasing five Taliban prisoners from Guantanamo Bay prison in exchange for the U.S. soldier - could cost American lives in the future.

Not everyone thinks Bergdahl was worth that price, including some men who served with Bergdahl in Afghanistan.


Filed under: Afghanistan • Bowe Bergdahl • News • Taliban
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  1. Danny

    To Erin, as a former special unit , anti terrorist solder , the one thing no one has discussed is in fact he left his post and endangered his fellow solders.

    The reality is, if this is the true the first place he should visit when he arrives in the US is a Military Jail. Then from there they can investigate.

    Leaving a post in enemy territory is huge and unforgivable !

    June 3, 2014 at 7:34 pm | Reply
  2. Collin LaMey

    I am leery of this guy. While The US had a duty to bring him home, listening to his fellow soldiers, I believe he objected to the war and DESERTED his fellow soldiers. SOMEHOW I am under the impression that he bonded with The Talibans and could morph into a domestic terrorist. ENSURE THAT HE IS DEPROGRAMMED!!!!!

    June 3, 2014 at 9:49 am | Reply
  3. Paula

    NO ONE KNOWS THE MENTAL STATES Sargent Bergdorf was in At 22 yrs. old when he ALLEGEDLY left his post. He could have been having a mental breakdown! This man that spoke did NOT sound too well balanced to me frankly, no disrespect. I STRONGLY ADVISE the PRESS BACK OFF because you do NOt KNOW THE FACTS of ANY of this Story! And while your at it, QUIT PRETENDiNG LIKe CONGRESS WOULD NOT HAVE DELAYED THE HELL OUT Of MAKING A Decision about releasing this man? POTUS should NOT have to ask THEM about every decision he makes Esspecially when they have been NOTHING BUT HOSTILE and OBSTRUCTIONIST TO HIM!?!! AND CNN YOU ARE ONE STEP AWAY FROM FOX NEWS iN YOU BIASED, NEGATIVE, GOP SUPPORTING REPORTING- what a shame- i barely watch u anymore.

    June 3, 2014 at 7:52 am | Reply

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