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U.S. Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl leaves the courthouse Tuesday, Dec. 22, 2015, after his arraignment hearing at Fort Bragg, N.C. (Andrew Craft /The Fayetteville Observer via AP) ** FILE **

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FILE - This undated file image provided by the U.S. Army shows Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl. The attorney for Bergdahl, who was released in exchange for five Taliban detainees from Guantanamo Bay, says the soldier's case has been referred for trial by a general court-martial. (AP Photo/U.S. Army, File)

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FILE - This undated file image provided by the U.S. Army shows Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl, the soldier held prisoner for years by the Taliban after leaving his post in Afghanistan. Observers wondered for months if Bergdahl would be charged with desertion. But military prosecutors have reached into a seldom used section of military law to charge Bergdahl with misbehavior before the enemy. (AP Photo/U.S. Army, file)

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National Edition News cover for May 31, 2015 - 'Taliban Five' travel ban set to expire; ex-Gitmo detainees exchanged for Bowe Berghdal: 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 one-year travel ban is expiring for five senior Taliban leaders held in U.S. detention at Guantanamo Bay until they were released last year in exchange for Bergdahl, who was held captive by the Taliban for nearly five years after he walked away from his Army post in Afghanistan. (AP Photo/Voice Of Jihad Website via AP video, File)

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Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl sits in a vehicle guarded by the Taliban in eastern Afghanistan in June 2014. The soldier was held captive by the Taliban for nearly five years after he walked away from his Army post in Afghanistan. (Associated Press) ** FILE **

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Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl is facing desertion charges after leaving his post in Afghanistan in 2009. Experts say the former POW may get a lesser sentence. (Eugene R. Fidell via Associated Press)

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FILE - This undated file image provided by the U.S. Army shows Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl. A U.S. official says Bergdahl, who abandoned his post in Afghanistan and was held by the Taliban for five years, will be court martialed on charges of desertion and avoiding military service. (AP Photo/U.S. Army, file)

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Several legal analysts predicted that Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl, 28, who faces confinement for life if convicted, will receive a more lenient sentence in a plea deal to avoid a drawn-out trial that just provides more bad publicity for the Army after a year of media scrutiny on the conditions around Sgt. Bergdahl's disappearance in 2009. (Associated Press)

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Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl was released in May after nearly five years as a hostage, and perhaps after a failed ransom payment to an Afghan national. (Associated Press)

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Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl is awaiting an Army decision on whether he will face criminal charges for walking off his base in Afghanistan on June 30, 2009, and becoming an enemy captive until last May. (Associated Press) ** FILE **

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FILE - In this Aug. 2014 file photo provided by Eugene R. Fidell, Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl prepares to be interviewed by Army investigators. U.S. officials have finished an investigation into how and why Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl (boh BURG'-dahl) disappeared from his base in Afghanistan. Bergdahl was held captive for five years by the Taliban. (AP Photo/Eugene R. Fidell, File) MANDATORY CREDIT

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

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Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl a "premeditated" deserter who possibly aided the Taliban, say six former platoon mates who have hit roadblocks with their book. (Eugene R. Fidell via Associated Press)

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This photo provided by Eugene R. Fidell shows Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl preparing to be interviewed by Army investigators in August, 2014. The U.S. Army has begun questioning Bergdahl about his disappearance in Afghanistan that led to five years in captivity by the Taliban, his attorney and an Army spokeswoman said Wednesday, Aug. 6, 2014. (AP Photo/Eugene R. Fidell) MANDATORY CREDIT

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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)

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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, 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)

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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)

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Rep. Duncan Hunter, California Republican, speculated that the reason the Army returned Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl to active duty was so that it would be able to bring him up on a court martial. (Associated Press)

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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, 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)

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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)