Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl, who was held five years after being captured by the Taliban when he left his remote post in Afghanistan, was charged Wednesday by the Army with desertion and misbehavior before the enemy.
The misbehavior charge carries a potential life sentence, the Army said in a statement, but legal analysts said it was likely Bergdahl would reach an agreement that would result in a light punishment.
Bergdahl was released from captivity after the United States agreed to release five Taliban militants held at Guantanamo Bay.
He was charged with “misbehavior before the enemy by endangering the safety of a command, unit or place,” according to the Army statement.
Source: USA Today | Jim Michaels