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Bowe Bergdahl to Face Court-Martial on Desertion Charges

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Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl will face a trial by general court-martial. Bergdahl is an American Army soldier who was held captive by the Taliban for five years after walking off his base in Afghanistan. His lawyer, Eugene R. Fidell, expressed disappointment over the referral to the military court, which went against advice given by an officer who presided over a preliminary hearing of the evidence. That officer, Lt. Col. Mark Visger, reportedly recommended Bergdahl's charges be heard by a special court martial, which gives limited punishments. General court martials are far more serious. Bergdahl, for instance, could face life in prison for one of the charges, misbehavior before the enemy. Another, desertion, carries five years. In his statement, Fidell also called on Donald Trump, to "cease his prejudicial months-long campaign of defamation" against Bergdahl. He called on the House and Senate Armed Services Committees to avoid "any further statements or actions that prejudice our client's right to a fair trial." http://feeds.mashable.com/~r/Mashable/~3/vH9a1OSKmWo/ http://www.wochit.com This video was produced by YT Wochit News using http://wochit.com