Paul Gordon Collier
Bowe Bergdahl, the controversial Army Sargent released from the Taliban back in May in exchange for 5 Taliban chief operatives, was quietly returned to active-duty desk service today. The army released a statement stating that Bergdahl would be assigned to U.S. Army North at Joint Base San Antonio-Fort Sam Houston in Texas. The nature of the assignment was not specifically worked out.
The action by the army does not remove the shadow of suspicion for Bergdahl. Allegations of desertion and possibly treason have been floating around Bergdahl almost immediately after he was released with much fanfare by the Obama Administration. The initial euphoria highlighted by the White House press conference in the Rose Garden featuring President Obama and Bergdahl’s father was quickly dissipated when members of Berghdal’s own platoon came forward with accusations that Bergdahl had at best deserted his post and at worst had provided material support to the enemy.
The move by the Army allows the military investigators to begin the process of questioning Bergdahl and others around the mysterious disappearance that led to his five year captivity in the hands of the Taliban.