Sgt. Bergdahl Pleads Guilty
Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl pleaded guilty to desertion and misbehavior before the enemy at his court-martial yesterday. Apparently the plea came without any agreement with the government, suggesting that Bergdahl is, in effect, throwing himself on the mercy of the military judge (he elected to have his case tried before a judge alone rather than a […]
Update on Boal v. United States: The Bergadhl Case
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.
Boal v. United States: The Bergdahl Case, Serial, and the Belfast Project
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 […]