WASHINGTON D.C. - Life has probably been pretty rough for army Sergeant Bowe Bergdahl in the past. He was held in captivity by the Taliban for nearly five years. And now this.
General Robert Abrams, Commander of U.S. Army Forces, has ordered that Bergdahl face a military court on charges of desertion and endangering fellow soldiers, which could mean life in prison.
That call goes against what the military officer overseeing Bergdahl's preliminary hearing had previously proposed. That guy thought he shouldn't face jail time at all.
It all goes back to 2009 when Bergdahl left his post in Afghanistan and got picked up by the enemy. In the months following his disappearance six troops died during missions partly aimed at finding him. The 29-year-old was only able to come home after President Obama made the controversial decision to swap him for five Taliban detainees at Guantanamo Bay.