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Bergdahl Rewarded With a Desk Job

By on 7.14.14 | 4:29PM

So Bowe Bergdahl deserts his post and is rewarded with a desk job at Fort Sam Houston?

It's true that the Army's investigation isn't expected to be concluded until next month and it's possible he could face disciplinary action. But, as I have argued previously, given how the military downplayed his desertion from the outset I doubt he will receive any reprimand at all. If the results of the investigation are released in August when most people are in vacation mode leads me to believe the military wants this thing to go away as quietly as possible.

Giving Bergdahl a desk job as if nothing happened is a slap in the face to every soldier in his unit, especially those who died looking for him. It also sends a message there are no consequences for desertion. How can military morale much less discipline be maintained under these circumstances?

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