US army chief General Martin Dempsey has suggested that Bowe Bergdahl could be prosecuted if he did in fact abandon his post before he was taken hostage by the Taliban. Bergdahl recently returned home to the US after five years of being America’s only prisoner of war. He was released in a deal which saw five terrorists freed from Guantanamo Bay, and flown to Qatar.
Gen. Dempsey said Bergdahl was “innocent until proven guilty” like all Americans, but the Army wouldn’t simply ignore any misconduct. President Barack Obama has defended the deal that freed the soldier, saying, “We don’t leave our men or women in uniform behind and that dates back to the earliest days.”