Bowe Bergdahl http://nwpr.org en Bergdahl's Attorney Expects Army Questioning To Begin Soon http://nwpr.org/post/bergdahls-attorney-expects-army-questioning-begin-soon <p>The attorney for rescued POW Bowe Bergdahl expects the Army sergeant to be interviewed by military investigators within the coming weeks. The probe into how Bergdahl fell into Taliban hands while off-base in 2009 is already underway.</p><p> Thu, 17 Jul 2014 23:26:06 +0000 Jessica Robinson 49209 at http://nwpr.org Bergdahl's Attorney Expects Army Questioning To Begin Soon Bergdahl Retains Lawyer For Army Investigation Into His Disappearance http://nwpr.org/post/bergdahl-retains-lawyer-army-investigation-his-disappearance <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The investigation into </span>Sgt<span style="line-height: 1.5;">. Bowe </span>Bergdahl’s<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> capture is ongoing. &nbsp;Northwest Public Radio has learned that </span>Bergdahl<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> has retained a lawyer who will be with him during questioning by Army investigators. In the meantime, the former POW will return to regular duty an Army base in Texas. &nbsp;The investigation into the circumstances of his capture complicates his release from the military.</span></p> Tue, 15 Jul 2014 01:33:05 +0000 Jessica Robinson 49028 at http://nwpr.org Bergdahl Retains Lawyer For Army Investigation Into His Disappearance Would-be Day Of Celebration In Bergdahl’s Hometown Passes Quietly http://nwpr.org/post/would-be-day-celebration-bergdahl-s-hometown-passes-quietly <p>A day of planned celebration of Bowe Bergdahl in his Idaho hometown turned out to be a pretty uneventful one. Hailey, Idaho, canceled Saturday’s event after the city received threats. Our correspondent Jessica Robinson has attended previous annual events for Bergdahl during his captivity and has more from Hailey. Mon, 30 Jun 2014 13:21:08 +0000 Jessica Robinson 48277 at http://nwpr.org Would-be Day Of Celebration In Bergdahl’s Hometown Passes Quietly Idaho’s Politicians Walk A Careful Line In Debate Over Bergdahl Release http://nwpr.org/post/idaho-s-politicians-walk-careful-line-debate-over-bergdahl-release <p>Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl arrived at a military hospital in Texas Friday to continue his recovery process. There has been no shortage of strong opinions about the release of the former POW … except, that is, among Idaho's Congressional delegation. The two senators and two congressmen from Bergdahl's home state have largely avoided the national fray. Correspondent Jessica Robinson reports on what the four Republicans are saying about the controversial return of Idaho’s native son. Mon, 16 Jun 2014 12:56:07 +0000 Jessica Robinson 47539 at http://nwpr.org Idaho’s Politicians Walk A Careful Line In Debate Over Bergdahl Release Bergdahl’s Hometown Asks Media, American Public For Some Space http://nwpr.org/post/bergdahl-s-hometown-asks-media-american-public-some-space <p>A county commissioner in Blaine County, Idaho, is asking critics of Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl to give Bergdahl's hometown some space. That includes members of the media. The commissioner says the town of Hailey is tired of being the target of people’s “misguided rage” over the former POW.</p><p> Thu, 12 Jun 2014 00:51:00 +0000 Jessica Robinson 47336 at http://nwpr.org Bergdahl’s Hometown Asks Media, American Public For Some Space Idaho Rep. Urges Politicians To Hold Off On Criticizing Bergdahl http://nwpr.org/post/idaho-rep-urges-politicians-hold-criticizing-bergdahl <p>Idaho Congressman Raul Labrador is calling on fellow politicians to avoid “escalating the rhetoric” around Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl. Labrador is a Republican. He made the comments at a panel discussion hosted by the Heritage Foundation on Tuesday in Washington D.C.</p><p> Tue, 10 Jun 2014 23:14:24 +0000 Jessica Robinson 47271 at http://nwpr.org Idaho Rep. Urges Politicians To Hold Off On Criticizing Bergdahl ‘Awareness’ No Longer The Issue For Bergdahl’s Network Of Supporters http://nwpr.org/post/awareness-no-longer-issue-bergdahl-s-network-supporters <p>The parents of Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl issued a statement through social media Monday. Bob and Jani thanked the people who have supported them for nearly five years as they waited for their son to be freed from Taliban captivity. Bergdahl's broad network of online supporters continue to back the POW amidst a raging debate about whether Bergdahl deserted.</p><p> Tue, 10 Jun 2014 00:37:49 +0000 Jessica Robinson 47216 at http://nwpr.org ‘Awareness’ No Longer The Issue For Bergdahl’s Network Of Supporters Citing Safety Concerns, Hailey, Idaho Cancels Bergdahl Celebration http://nwpr.org/post/citing-safety-concerns-hailey-idaho-cancels-bergdahl-celebration <p>An annual rally turned homecoming celebration for released POW Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl has been canceled in his hometown of Hailey, Idaho. Boise State Public Radio’s Emilie Ritter Saunders explains the event is off because of safety concerns. Thu, 05 Jun 2014 13:38:03 +0000 Emilie Ritter Saunders 47018 at http://nwpr.org Idaho Town That Waited 5 Years For Bergdahl Now Must Defend Its Support http://nwpr.org/post/idaho-town-waited-5-years-bergdahl-now-must-defend-its-support <p>Almost immediately after the jubilant response to Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl’s release from the Taliban on Saturday, the story took a very different turn. First, there was criticism of the Obama administration exchanging five Taliban detainees for Bergdahl. Then, some soldiers from his former unit started speaking out against the freed POW. Josh Korder told CNN earlier this week that he believes men lost their lives searching for him. Wed, 04 Jun 2014 13:49:49 +0000 Jessica Robinson 46958 at http://nwpr.org Idaho Town That Waited 5 Years For Bergdahl Now Must Defend Its Support Bergdahl’s Hometown Caught In Crossfire Of National Backlash http://nwpr.org/post/bergdahl-s-hometown-caught-crossfire-national-backlash <p>People in Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl's hometown in Idaho say they're “shocked” by how quickly the captive soldier's homecoming has turned into a national controversy. Bergdahl was released Saturday after nearly five years in Taliban captivity. Since then, some fellow soldiers have accused him of being a deserter. The city of Hailey, Idaho, is asking people to withhold judgment.</p><p> Tue, 03 Jun 2014 23:19:30 +0000 Jessica Robinson 46942 at http://nwpr.org Bergdahl’s Hometown Caught In Crossfire Of National Backlash