Army: Bergdahl ‘walked away,’ making military outpost ‘vulnerable to attack’

Army: Bergdahl ‘walked away,’ making military outpost ‘vulnerable to attack’

In the flowery language of the late Saddam Hussein, the deal struck by the Obama Administration with the Taliban terrorists for Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl may be the mother of all backfires. In the wake of reports that the Department of Defense (DoD) had reason to believe Bergdahl was an “active collaborator” with the enemy, Fox News is now reporting that the Pentagon very quietly called off the search for the then-Private First Class in 2010 after having “incontrovertible” evidence he deserted on his own volition.

The Daily Beast reports that eight soldiers in total were killed in action searching for the missing Bergdahl. Within 48 hours, further DOD reports indicated that the “butcher bill” (military jargon for “casualty list”) associated with Bergdahl might exceed the initial figure.

The Daily Caller notes that an Army internal investigation concluded that the because of “priorities shifted” in the search for Bergdahl, an additional 27 were wounded in action during the bloody Battle of Kamdesh, which occurred on Oct. 3, 2009 at Combat Outpost Keating in the eastern Afghan province of Nuristan. Keating was manned by “about 60” troops, well over half of whom were casualties when the dust finally settled following a Taliban siege.

T. Kevin Whiteman

T. Kevin Whiteman

T. Kevin Whiteman is a retired Master Sergeant of Marines. He has written for Examiner, Conservative Firing Line, and other blogs.