Army Sergeant pleads guilty on desertion, misbehavior before the enemy charges


Ashley Thunderhawk

Army Sergeant Bowe Bergdahl was abducted by Taliban members and turned over to the Haqqani network after leaving his post to draw attention to concerns about his leaders. He was tortured for five years later in a trade for five Taliban officials.

Sergeant Bergdahl pleaded guilty for charges of desertion and misbehavior before the enemy. The desertion charge is penalty for up to five year and the misbehavior before the enemy charge has a penalty of up to life confinement. Misbehavior before the enemy is rarely charged and is charged to service members who run away, surrenders or endangers the safety of colleagues through disobedience, neglect or intentional misconduct.