I was wrong in my previous post. Today, I listened to an interview of Bergdahl's team leader and another guy who knew him. As a result, I've changed my opinion.
After Bergdahl's AWOL, IED attacks became more coordinated, more frequent, and more lethal. Apparently, the Taliban learned something about how we traveled that allowed them to be more successful in their attacks.
Should a link between these attacks and any information Bergdahl gave to the Taliban be proven, it could be a capital punishment offense.
really, fisky? your leap in logic is huge here. Guy was tortured, we have absolutely no evidence that he gave up any information intentionally or not, and you want him shot?
Get a grip, man. You're better than that.
I see your point, but you really need to hear that interview. It was replay of Hannity's radio show I heard while driving back from a trail run. It was so fascinating, I sat in the car when I got home to hear all of it.
BTW, I don't want him shot. I'm just saying the evidence in this case rises to the level of a court martial. I did not realize this until I heard these interviews.
The purpose of a court martial is to determine the facts and, if found guilty, assign punishment. It would be extremely hard to prove guilt in this case. It would require a credible witness or a confession, neither of which is remotely likely.