Readers, as promised, I am keeping my eye on the Boal v. United States case, which I wrote about last week. After I posted, Boal filed a brief that strengthened his case somewhat insofar as it asserts that he had made promises of confidentiality to Sgt. Bergdahl. But my view is unchanged.
Continue reading Update on Boal v. United States: The Bergadhl Case
Season 2 of the excellent podcast, Serial, featured the story of Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl, the American soldier who walked away from his post in Afghanistan, was captured and held for about five years by the Taliban before being released in a prisoner exchange. He is to be tried by a general court martial on charges of desertion and misbehavior before the enemy. For a good explanation of the case from military law experts, you may want to read CAAFLog’s coverage, and in particular, a recent article explaining some of the behind-the-scenes aspects of the Army’s charging decision.
Continue reading Boal v. United States: The Bergdahl Case, Serial, and the Belfast Project