Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl will meet Wednesday with the two-star general who is overseeing an investigation into his disappearance from a combat outpost in 2009, according to his attorney.
Army Maj. Gen. Kenneth Dahl will conduct a face-to-face interview with Sgt. Bergdahl, the soldier at the center of a controversial prisoner trade, mid-week, according to Eugene Fidell, who is representing Sgt. Bergdahl. Mr. Fidell said he will prepare the soldier for the meeting on Tuesday.
“I’m going to meet with my client tomorrow,” Mr. Fidell said. “The interview will begin on Wednesday morning. I don’t know how long it’s going to last.”
Army spokeswoman Lt. Col. Alayne Conway said that the interview will take place at Fort Sam Houston, Texas, where Sgt. Bergdahl is currently performing administrative duties, and could last anywhere from a few hours to two days.
During that time, Gen. Dahl will probe into the hazy history of Sgt. Bergdahl, who is suspected of deserting his post in Afghanistan prior to being captured by an Islamic militant group.
The Islamic militants kept Sgt. Bergdahl imprisoned for five years until they were able finagle a deal with the United States that netted them five top-level Taliban militants in exchange for the soldier’s life. He was set free by his captors in May.