Bowe Bergdahl’s court martial will be delayed until after Obama leaves office

Bowe Bergdahl’s court martial will be delayed until after Obama leaves office

Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl, the soldier who walked off from his post in Afghanistan in 2009 and was held captive by the Taliban for five years, just got what they consider some bad news.

Judge Jeffrey Nance announced Tuesday at the Ft. Bragg Army base in North Carolina that Bergdahl’s court marshal [sic] will be delayed to February 6, 2017.

Bergdahl’s trial was originally scheduled for August, but was pushed into next year to give his defense team access to classified documents, the Associated Press reported. Bergdahl is facing charges of desertion and misbehavior before the enemy.

This means the Army sergeant, who was returned to the United States by President Obama in May 2014 in exchange for five senior Taliban commanders who were previously held at Guantanamo Bay, could be charged under the next president.

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