Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl, who left his post in Afghanistan in 2009 and was held captive by the Taliban for five years, was charged Wednesday with desertion and endangering fellow soldiers, commanders said.
Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl, who was held captive by enemy forces in Afghanistan for five years, will be charged with desertion, a senior defense officials tell NBC News.
Congressional investigators say the Pentagon violated the law when it swapped five Taliban leaders for Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl, who was held prisoner in Afghanistan for five years.
Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl is scheduled to fly back to the United States early Friday, NBC News has learned.
Lawmakers will be looking for answers about Sgt. Bergdahl's initial capture, and the deal the Obama administration made to secure his release.
The Obama Administration is under fire by lawmakers who are unconvinced the exchange of Taliban Prisoners for a U.S. P.O.W. needed to be done without Congressional approval.
President Obama cites "sacred obligation" to leave no man behind in prisoner swap that freed last American P.O.W. in Afghanistan.
The family of a soldier from Dallas killed in Afghanistan five years ago says they have learned he died trying to rescue fellow soldier Bowe Bergdahl, freed on May 31, in a controversial exchange for five Taliban leaders.