Military judge awards Bergdahl no prison time in Friday sentencing

Military judge awards Bergdahl no prison time in Friday sentencing

[Ed. – For desertion and misconduct before the enemy?]

Sen. Lindsey Graham says he’s “incredibly disappointed” in the sentence Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl received from a military judge.

The South Carolina Republican, who served as an Air Force lawyer for more than 30 years, says Friday he has tremendous respect for the military justice system. But he says “this sentence in my view falls short of the gravity of the offense.” …

Bowe Bergdahl’s defense lawyer has told reporters after sentencing that his client “has looked forward to today for a long time.” …

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President Donald Trump says Bowe Bergdahl’s sentence for leaving his post in Afghanistan is “a complete and total disgrace to our Country and to our Military.” …

A military judge in North Carolina ruled Friday that Bergdahl should serve no prison time for endangering his comrades by walking off his Afghanistan post. The judge also gave Bergdahl a dishonorable discharge, reduced his rank to private and said he must forfeit pay equal to $1,000 per month for 10 months.

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