Investigator: Bergdahl left post to expose problems in unit

Investigator: Bergdahl left post to expose problems in unit
Bowe Bergdahl, in limbo at Fort Hood, TX in the summer of 2014. (Image: Eugene Fidell via ABC News Radio online)

[Ed. – Good one!]

The officer who led the investigation of Bowe Bergdahl’s disappearance and capture in Afghanistan six years ago testified Friday that the Army sergeant said he walked away from his post as part of a plan to spark a search and get the attention of a general so he could express his concerns about his unit’s leadership.

Maj. Gen. Kenneth Dahl told a packed courtroom at Fort Sam Houston in San Antonio that Bergdahl felt the problems were so severe that they put his platoon in danger, but that Bergdahl’s perceptions were “completely off the mark.”

Dahl said Bergdahl had an elaborate plan to head from his post to the forward operating base roughly 19 miles away, expecting to arrive while a search was underway and to create a “PR event” that might get a general to listen to him.

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