Serial podcast’s season 2 is now live, and Bowe Bergdahl is the subject

NEW YORK — Now playing on iTunes: Season two of Serial, the most popular podcast of all time. The mega-hit is back, this time investigating Bowe Bergdahl, a U.S. soldier captured by the Taliban and accused of deserting his unit. Serial said the podcast marks the first time Bergdahl has spoken to the press since […]

Taliban claim responsibility for bombing that kills 24, injures 91 in Afghanistan

KABUL, Afghanistan  — Taliban terrorists claimed responsibility for two bomb blasts Monday near the Afghan Ministry of Defense in Kabul that killed nearly two dozen people. Saleem Rasooli, head of Kabul hospitals, told CNN at least 24 people had been killed in the attack — which also injured 91 others. The afternoon attack included an […]

Reports: U.S. soldier released by Taliban to be charged with desertion

WASHINGTON – An Army sergeant, who was held captive by the Taliban for five years, is expected to be charged with desertion, according to NBC News. Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl went missing on June 30, 2009, in Afghanistan’s Paktika province, where he was deployed with the 1st Battalion, 501st Infantry Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team, […]

Video: Taliban release video of American soldier Bowe Bergdahl

KABUL, Afghanistan – Dressed in all white with a striped shawl across his shoulders, the gaunt-looking American looks up at the Black Hawk chopper circling overhead. Armed Taliban men stand around him, one with a rocket-propelled grenade launcher ready. When the chopper lands, the American is led there by two men, one carrying a white flag. […]

Ex-captive Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl being assigned to job on Texas Army post

(CNN) — Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl has finished undergoing medical care and counseling at an Army hospital in San Antonio and could return to an Army unit on a Texas post as early as Monday, a defense official tells CNN. Bergdahl was held captive by militants for five years before he was released in May […]

Former JAG officer breaks down Bergdahl case

WASHINGTON – President Obama is speaking out about the rescue of a soldier from Taliban leaders in Afghanistan. He says he will make “no apologies” for trading five former Taliban leaders for American POW Bowe Bergdahl. Obama said, “I think it was important for people to understand that this is not some abstraction, this is […]

A prisoner no longer; U.S. Sergeant freed from captivity in Afghanistan

AFGHANISTAN – A surprise release in Afghanistan of a U.S. army sergeant held prisoner by the Taliban for nearly five years. Sergeant Bowe Berghdal was handed over to U.S. Special Forces reportedly in good condition. He was immediately flown to a Coaltion Air Base in Afghanistan. Berghdal was captured by the Taliban after leaving his […]

2014: Year In Review

(CNN) — Here is a look back at the events of 2014, so far. Notable U.S. Events: January 1 – Colorado legalizes the purchase of marijuana for recreational purposes. January 1 – The 2010 Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act goes into effect. January 6 – The Senate votes to confirm Janet Yellen as the […]

Bowe Bergdahl receives dishonorable discharge, avoids jail time

Bowe Bergdahl received a dishonorable discharge from the US Army but will avoid prison time for desertion and misbehavior before the enemy after abandoning his outpost in Afghanistan in 2009, a military judge ruled Friday. The judge also ruled that Bergdahl’s rank be reduced from sergeant to private. Additionally, he will be required to pay […]

Bowe Bergdahl pleads guilty to desertion

Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl pleaded guilty to desertion and misbehavior before the enemy via his attorney Monday. Bergdahl, 31, was charged after he disappeared from his base in Afghanistan in June 2009 and was held in captivity by the Taliban until May 2014. A judge said Bergdhal’s maximum possible punishment would be life in prison, but […]

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