90 Miles From Tyranny : Top Army brass upholds no-prison sentence for Traitor Bowe Bergdahl

Wednesday, June 6, 2018

Top Army brass upholds no-prison sentence for Traitor Bowe Bergdahl

Gen. Robert B. Abrams, Commanding General,
U.S. Army Forces Command
 A top Army general on Monday approved the sentence that was handed down on former Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl, who did not receive any prison time after pleading guilty in October to desertion and misbehavior before the enemy after deserting his outpost in Afghanistan. He was held captive by the Taliban for five years.

Military Judge Col. Jeffery Nance in November ruled that Bergdahl will not serve prison time after being accused of desertion and misbehavior before the enemy.

Chief of U.S. Army Forces Command Gen. Robert Abrams upheld the sentence on Monday.

Bergdahl was sentenced to a drop in rank from sergeant to private, forfeiture of $10,000 in pay, and a dishonorable discharge from the military, which means he will not be eligible to receive medical or other benefits.

A top Army general on Monday approved the sentence handed down to Pvt. Bowe Bergdahl, the former Taliban captive who was spared prison time after pleading guilty to desertion and misbehavior charges last year. 

He could have served a life sentence in prison. The prosecutors said Bergdahl should receive 14 years in prison and a punitive discharge from the military. Bergdahl’s defense attorneys had argued in favor of leniency, and said he should receive a dishonorable discharge and no prison time – that he has faced enough punishment after five years of captivity.

After Bergdahl left his post in 2009, he was held as a Taliban prisoner until 2014, when the Obama Administration was able to get him back to the United States through a prisoner swap. Bergdahl was released in exchange for five Guantanamo Bay detainees. His sentencing hearings were held in military court at Fort Bragg, North Carolina, and lasted several days.

Nance had said he would still be able to hand down a fair sentence, despite comments made by President Donald Trump that Bergdahl was a “traitor.” Nance had delayed the start of the hearings by two days when the defense filed a last-minute motion over comments Trump had made in the past as a candidate, and again as...

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  1. I don't understand what Trump's comments or any body else's has to do with a legal decision.

  2. Treason is treason, no matter what anyone says publicly.
    The Army's politically correct perfumed princes kissed obama's ass and let bergdahl off the hook for treason and desertion. The Army brass have no integrity or honor.

  3. This Sentence is BS he should be stood up against a wall and shot by his former platoon mates. If they don't have the guts ask vets to do it. I will volunteer first and do the Coup de grace whether it is needed or not.

  4. I just wonder what the effect of the Obama purge on Military leadership did to the military and if this is a symptom of his attempt to turn the Military into a progressive issues machine.