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  • FILE - In this file image taken from video obtained from Voice Of Jihad Website, which has been authenticated based on its contents and other AP reporting, Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl, right, stands with a Taliban fighter in eastern Afghanistan. Bergdahl was freed in a swap in which the U.S. freed five Taliban detainees, a diplomatic victory for the insurgent group. In a belt from Iraq to Pakistan, militants scored a series of successes the past weeks, a sign of their continued power 13 years into the U.S. "war on terrorism." (AP Photo/Voice Of Jihad Website via AP video, File)

    Bergdahl hires lawyer for military investigation

    The lawyer representing Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl said Wednesday that his client has been vilified by some people, but the public should not leap to conclusions before the Army finishes its investigation into how and why the soldier left his post in Afghanistan before being captured by the Taliban.

  • FILE - In this file image taken from video obtained from Voice Of Jihad Website, which has been authenticated based on its contents and other AP reporting, Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl, sits in a vehicle guarded by the Taliban in eastern Afghanistan.  A senior defense official says Bowe Bergdahl, the Army sergeant who spent nearly five years as a Taliban captive in Afghanistan, has been returned to regular Army duty. As of Monday he is assigned to U.S. Army North at Joint Base San Antonio-Fort Sam Houston in Texas. That is the same location where he has been decompressing from the effects of his lengthy captivity. (AP Photo/Voice Of Jihad Website via AP video, File)

    Former Bowe Bergdahl platoon mate: 'We know that he deserted,' so why's he at work?

    Some of Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl's platoon mates are outright confounded by his sudden return to military duty, wondering how and why someone they thought was a deserter could so quickly — and without prosecution — pick up the Fort Sam Houston reins and take on a day-to-day desk job.

  • Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl is the only U.S. troop to have been taken hostage by the Taliban in the long, hard-fought Afghanistan War. (U.S. Army Via Associated Press)

    Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl could receive $350K tax-free: report

    Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl could receive $350,000 tax-free from the federal government if the current investigation into his 2009 disappearance in Afghanistan concludes that he didn't desert his post.

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    Bergdahl returned to active duty

    Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl, who spent nearly five years as a Taliban captive in Afghanistan, was returned to regular duty Monday, a development that one key lawmaker said keeps open the possibility that he may be charged in a military court martial with deserting his unit in Afghanistan in 2009.

  • Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl, who was held captive by the Taliban for nearly five years, is seen mugging for a picture with an alleged Taliban official in Afghanistan. (Twitter photo @khorasan313)

    Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl to return to active duty at Fort Sam Houston

    Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl, 28, the soldier who was taken by Taliban militants and held prisoner for five years, will return to active military duty as early as Monday at Fort Sam Houston in Texas, The New York Times first reported.

  • Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl, who was held captive by the Taliban for nearly five years, is seen mugging for a picture with an alleged Taliban official in Afghanistan. Twitter photo @khorasan313

    Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl captured in photo smiling with Taliban jihadist

    A photo of Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl, who spent five years imprisoned by Taliban captors, smiling broadly while standing next to a jihadist is making the rounds on social media.

  • WEST: A New Bergdahl Mystery

    Where is Bowe Bergdahl? He was an American Soldier who deserved to be found. I do not concur with President Obama's unilateral decision to succumb to the demands of a terrorist organization and return five senior leaders of the Taliban. And why did it take five years? Regardless, as Fox News reported, "U.S. Army soldiers who were serving with Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl when he left his post and wound up in the hands of the Taliban say no one has contacted them, even though military brass are currently conducting a new investigation into the case."

  • FILE - In this July 19, 2004 file photo USMC Cpl. Wassef Ali Hassoun prepares himself as he waits to make a statement to a large crowd of media outside the gates to USMC Base Quantico, Va. Nearly 10 years ago Hassoun was declared a deserter after allegedly faking his own kidnapping in Iraq, then reappeared and was to face charges. But he disappeared again in 2005, has now turned himself in to U.S. authorities, and is being flown to the U.S. Sunday, June 29, 2014, from an undisclosed Mideast location. Once at Camp Lejeune, the commander of the 2nd Marine Expeditionary Force will determine whether to court-martial him. (AP Photo/Dylan Moore, File)

    Marine who disappeared in Iraq in 2004 back in U.S.

    A Marine who was declared a deserter nearly 10 years ago after disappearing in Iraq and then returning to the U.S. claiming he had been kidnapped, only to disappear again, is back in U.S. custody, officials said Sunday.

  • Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl is the only U.S. troop to have been taken hostage by the Taliban in the long, hard-fought Afghanistan War. (U.S. Army Via Associated Press)

    Army finding no evidence of misconduct by Bowe Bergdahl while captive

    A U.S. Army official said that so far, there is no evidence that Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl aided the enemy while held by Taliban captors for five years in Afghanistan.

  • ** FILE ** This undated file photo provided by the U.S. Army shows Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl. (AP Photo/U.S. Army, File)

    POW/MIA group in crosshairs of Bergdahl haters

    Tensions continue to rise over the Obama administration's controversial decision to swap five Taliban officials for the release of Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl, now a veterans group is in the crosshairs for supporting to returned soldier.

  • Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl is the only U.S. troop to have been taken hostage by the Taliban in the long, hard-fought Afghanistan War. (U.S. Army Via Associated Press)

    POW group takes flak for backing Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl

    Tensions continue to simmer over the Obama administration's controversial decision to swap five Taliban officials for the release of Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl, with a POW/MIA group now in the crosshairs for supporting the returned soldier.

  • ** FILE ** In this file image taken from video obtained from Voice Of Jihad Website, which has been authenticated based on its contents and other AP reporting, Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl, sits in a vehicle guarded by the Taliban in eastern Afghanistan. (AP Photo/Voice Of Jihad Website via AP video, File)

    Army has not advised Bergdahl of his legal rights

    The Army has yet to explain to Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl his legal rights even though the soldier has been talking to medical staff who are helping him reintegrate into society and anything he says during their conversations can be used against him in a military court.

  • Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl is the only U.S. troop to have been taken hostage by the Taliban in the long, hard-fought Afghanistan War. (U.S. Army Via Associated Press)

    U.S. troops set stunning record in evading capture by Taliban

    On June 30, 2009, the day Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl walked into captivity, American forces in Afghanistan had not allowed a single service member to fall into enemy hands.

  • In this image taken from video obtained from Voice Of Jihad Website, which has been authenticated based on its contents and other AP reporting, Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl, sits in a vehicle guarded by the Taliban in eastern Afghanistan. A U.S. defense official says released captive Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl is scheduled to arrive at a military medical center in Texas on Friday. The official, who spoke Thursday on condition of anonymity because the plan has not been publicly announced, declined to provide details. Officials had previously said the intention was for Bergdahl to be reunited with his family at Brooke Army Medical Center in San Antonio. (AP Photo/Voice Of Jihad Website via AP video)

    Bergdahl goes to Hollywood: 'Hurt Locker' director and writer plan movie on soldier

    Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl's life is getting the Hollywood treatment. The writer and director behind "Zero Dark Thirty" and "The Hurt Locker" are working to get the controversial soldier's story on the big screen.

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    Fellow soldiers testify Bowe Bergdahl endangered lives

    The Obama administration mishandled the process of retrieving Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl, who was captured by the Taliban after allegedly deserting his comrades at an outpost in Afghanistan, according to a former member of the captured soldier's unit and the father of a soldier who died during initial searches for the sergeant in 2009.

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