You cannot be serious.
Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl left his unit in eastern Afghanistan in July 2009 intending to walk to the nearest U.S. military outpost to report wrongdoing, believing he could not trust his own commanders to deal with his concerns, an Army report says, according to sources familiar with the investigation. It is the clearest indication yet of the motive behind his decision to leave his post.
Bergdahl was planning to report what he believed to be problems with “order and discipline” in his unit, a senior Defense official tells CNN. A second official says Bergdahl had “concerns about leadership issues at his base.”
This information is part of the report presented to General Mark Milley who this week decided to charge Bergdahl with desertion and misbehavior before the enemy. This information outlines what could be a key part of Bergdahl’s defense, which the army is already aware of.
Both officials declined to be identified because of the legal proceedings against Berghahl, but both have direct knowledge of the information outlined in the report. “This was a kid who had leadership concerns on his mind,” the second official said. “He wasn’t fed up, he wasn’t planning to desert.”
Weird, but this conflicts with what CNN reported last June.
— John W. (@JohnInFirestone) March 27, 2015
“There were some people who were really angry that soldiers weren’t wearing their protective equipment out in the field. It was something that got exaggerated way bigger than it should have,” Buetow told CNN, adding that soldiers were disciplined.
A U.S. official who has been briefed on the initial Army fact-finding investigation conducted in the months after Bergdahl disappeared told CNN that some of Bergdahl’s teammates said he had expressed “boredom” and thought his unit was too passive and should have been “kicking down doors,” the official said.
A former lieutenant colonel who advised officials investigating Bergdahl’s disappearance said that while some of the unit’s commanders did not have their act together, their behavior does not explain why Bergdahl left his platoon.
It’s so convenient to make up stories when the truth is hiding in plain sight:
@NatSecCNN This is a joke. Both he and his father were converts to Islam, according to his father's website. Quit hiding the truth.
— Sam King (@samuelcking) March 27, 2015
Typical Obama CYA bullshit.
"Senior defense official" = sleazy West Wing choad happy to smear every soldier in the platoon except Bergdahl https://t.co/0viwBUXS2T
— David Burge (@iowahawkblog) March 27, 2015
Bergdahl’s former platoon mates reacted to the charges against the traitor on Fox Thursday evening. They’re much more credible.