BREAKING NEWS – It is being widely reported that at 3:30pm (EST) today at Fort Bragg North Carolina an announcement will be made as to the status of Bowe Bergdahl and what charges, if any, he will face.
UPDATE: BREAKING LEAK – Bergdahl will be charged with two criminal charges: #1 Desertion, #2 Misbehavior before the Enemy.
♦ The first charge “Desertion” is remarkably different from AWOL. “Desertion” implies specific evidence to prove the soldier charged intended to stay with the enemy.
♦ The second charge “Misbehavior before the enemy” has several aspects: • Running away • Abandoning or surrendering command • Putting safety of command in danger • Throwing down arms • Conduct that is cowardly (more here)