Sgt. Bergdahl To Be Charged with Desertion
(Fox News)-The Army has decided to charge Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl, who was released by Taliban-aligned militants last year in exchange for five Guantanamo prisoners, with desertion, according to a former military intelligence officer.
Retired Lt. Col. Tony Shaffer, who now works at the London Center for Policy Research, told Fox News' "The O'Reilly Factor" Monday night that he's learned of the military's decision from two sources.
"The Army has come to its conclusion, and Bowe Bergdahl ... will be charged with desertion," he said.
Asked for comment on the claim, Army officials denied that any decision had been made. Spokesman Paul Boyce told Fox News on Tuesday that there is "no change" and that it is an "ongoing review at this time."
Eugene Fidell, Bergdahl's lawyer, did not comment when reached by Fox News.