Late last week, I was tasked with covering Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl’s Article 32 hearing for The Daily Beast. Bergdahl, 29, left his post in Afghanistan in 2009, was subsequently captured by the Taliban, and spent five years in captivity.
President Barack Obama traded five Taliban prisoners for Bergdahl in 2014. Amid rumors that Bergdahl had assisted the Taliban and left his post on his own accord, he was charged with desertion and misbehavior before the enemy in March.
The Article 32 hearing is a preliminary proceeding, after which the Army will determine whether or not to court-martial Bergdahl. Check out my coverage of the two-day proceeding here: