Bowe Bergdahl

Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl, held captive for five years, pleads guilty in connection with disappearance

Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl, held captive for five years, pleads guilty in connection with disappearance

Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl, who vanished in Afghanistan and spent five years in brutal captivity before the United States recovered him in a controversial prisoner swap, pleaded guilty Monday in an Army courtroom to two crimes in connection with his disappearance.

Bergdahl, 31, entered the pleas to charges of desertion and misbehavior before the enemy at Fort Bragg, N.C., according to The Associated Press. The desertion charge could yield a sentence of up to five years, while the misbehavior before the enemy charge carries a penalty of up to life confinement. The rarely used charge is applied to situations in which a service member runs away, surrenders or endangers the safety of...

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