(WASHINGTON) Bowe Bergdahl, US soldier held by Afghan #Taliban for five years, pleads guilty to desertion in court #AceNewsDesk reports

#AceNewsReport – Oct.16: U.S. Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl, who was captured by the Taliban after walking off his military base in Afghanistan, has pleaded guilty to charges related to the high-profile incident #AceNewsDesk reports

Bergdahl faced a court-martial Monday in Fort Bragg, North Carolina, where on Monday he pleaded guilty to charges of desertion and misbehavior before the enemy, the Associated Press reports……….The #Taliban captured Bergdahl in 2009 after the soldier had suddenly left his post…..Bergdahl was held as a prisoner of war for five years until President Barack Obama negotiated Bergdahl’s release in May 2014 in exchange for five Taliban leaders held at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba l had been lambasted as a traitor for abandoning his unit…….Among his fiercest critics was now-President Donald Trump…….In a previously unaired interview, obtained by ABC News, Bergdahl tells a British filmmaker he felt his detractors would keep him from having a fair trial………WATCH: @ABC News Exclusive: Bowe Bergdahl speaks out; former P.O.W. expected to plead guilty to desertion charges: https://t.co/ocPTSefAvO http://pic.twitter.com/lcxOKya9FR— Good Morning America (@GMA) October 16, 2017“We may as well go back to kangaroo courts and lynch mobs that got what they wanted,” the 31-year-old Idaho native said. “The people who want to hang me, you’re never going to convince those people.” #AceNewsDesk reports are provided by Sterling Publishing & Media News

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