Bowe Bergdahl

Bowe Bergdahl
4:33 pm
Fri December 19, 2014

Long-Awaited Report Could Dictate Next Chapter For Bergdahl

File photo of Bowe Bergdahl
U.S. Army

Originally published on Fri December 19, 2014 3:05 pm

Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel is due to be briefed on a report detailing the disappearance of Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl.

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Bergdahl Prisoner Swap
4:43 pm
Thu August 21, 2014

GAO Finds Bergdahl Prisoner Swap Broke Federal Law

An independent government investigation out Thursday finds that the Pentagon broke the law when it swapped five members of the Taliban for Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl.
Credit United States Army / Flickr

An independent government investigation out Thursday finds that the Pentagon broke the law when it swapped five members of the Taliban for Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl of Idaho. The Government Accountability Office said officials should have given Congress a 30-day notice.

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Bowe Bergdahl
4:26 pm
Thu July 17, 2014

Bergdahl's Attorney Expects Army Questioning To Begin Soon

Bowe Bergdahl at his graduation from U.S. Basic Training.
Credit Bergdahl family

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.

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Bowe Bergdahl
6:33 pm
Mon July 14, 2014

Bergdahl Retains Lawyer For Army Investigation Into His Disappearance

File photo of Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl
Credit U.S. Army

The investigation into Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl’s capture is ongoing.  Northwest Public Radio has learned that Bergdahl 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.  The investigation into the circumstances of his capture complicates his release from the military.

The Army says Sgt. Bergdahl, of Hailey, Idaho, has completed the final phase of his medical recovery. He’s being moved to what's expected to be largely administrative work at Fort Sam Houston.

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Bergdahl Celebration
6:21 am
Mon June 30, 2014

Would-be Day Of Celebration In Bergdahl’s Hometown Passes Quietly

This tree was one of four planted for an event last year in Bowe Bergdahl’s hometown. The trees marked his then four years in captivity.
Credit Jessica Robinson / Northwest News Network

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.

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Bergdahl Release
5:56 am
Mon June 16, 2014

Idaho’s Politicians Walk A Careful Line In Debate Over Bergdahl Release

Bowe Bergdahl at age 16.
Credit Bergdahl family photo

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.

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Bowe Bergdahl
5:51 pm
Wed June 11, 2014

Bergdahl’s Hometown Asks Media, American Public For Some Space

Since Bergdahl’s release, Hailey, Idaho has been caught up in the controversy about whether Bergdahl walked away from his post in 2009.
Credit U.S. Army

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.

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Bowe Bergdahl
4:14 pm
Tue June 10, 2014

Idaho Rep. Urges Politicians To Hold Off On Criticizing Bergdahl

Some former members of Bergdahl’s unit say he deserted in June of 2009.
Credit Courtesy of Bergdahl family

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.

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Bowe Bergdahl
5:37 pm
Mon June 9, 2014

‘Awareness’ No Longer The Issue For Bergdahl’s Network Of Supporters

Groups across the country distributed stickers, patches, armbands and other items to get Bergdahl’s name out during his captivity.
Credit Buster Hickam

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.

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Bergdahl Release
6:38 am
Thu June 5, 2014

Citing Safety Concerns, Hailey, Idaho Cancels Bergdahl Celebration

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.

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