Read Bowe Bergdahl’s Defense
Is there another side to the Bowe Bergdahl story? The Army has charged him and the public has convicted him. Are we missing Bowe's side of the story?
What we do know from multiple outlets is that Sgt. Bergdahl was unhappy with his unit. The deceased writer Michael Hastings documented Bergdahl's concerns in a Rolling Stone profile several years ago. In the piece, Hastings revealed that Bergdahl wrote his father about possible wrong doings by members of his unit. His father reportedly told him to act out his conscious and that's where Bergdahl's defense begins.
CNN reports that the sergeant left his base in Afghanistan in order to report the alleged wrong doing at another military base. The charge is not without merit according to CNN.
"CNN reported last year that a British filmmaker working in Afghanistan in 2009 filmed Bergdahl and other members of his platoon in Afghanistan, showing alleged lax discipline, including the soldiers not wearing mandatory protective gear. One sergeant was demoted and three others reassigned. At that time, a U.S. official who had 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."
So do you believe there is another side to the Bergdahl story? Will Bowe get a fair trail? We'll all have to stay tuned to find out what's next.