. Accounts of his capture differ. In a video, Bergdahl stated that he was captured when he fell behind on a patrol. Taliban sources allege he was ambushed after becoming drunk off base; U.S. military sources deny that claim, stating, "The Taliban are known for lying and what they are claiming is not true". A Department of Defense spokesperson said, "I'm glad to see he
appears unharmed, but again, this is a Taliban propaganda video. They are exploiting the soldier in violation of international law." Other sources said Bergdahl walked off base after his shift
date 19 July 2009 author Declan Walsh newspaper The Guardian accessdate 19 July 2009 location London, UK
of Bowe Bergdahl newspaper World Magazine date 3 June 2014 Career Two years before enlisting in the United States Army in 2008, Bergdahl had tried the United States Coast Guard. However, he was discharged after just 26 days of basic training for psychological reasons, receiving an "uncharacterized discharge (Military discharge#Entry level separation .28ELS.29: uncharacterized)".
subdivision_type2 subdivision_name2 website On May 31, 2014, Bergdahl was released by his captors and recovered by Delta Force, a Special Mission Unit component of the Joint Special Operations Command in eastern Afghanistan.
2009 07 19 world main5173084.shtml title Pentagon IDs Soldier Held by Taliban first John last Miller date 19 July 2009 accessdate 29 December 2009 agency Associated Press work CBS News
Uniform combat uniform and helmet (Advanced Combat Helmet).
01 us bergdahl-deserter-or-hero title Fellow soldiers call Bowe Bergdahl a deserter, not a hero publisher Cnn.com date accessdate 5 June 2014
8b764dac-e8db-11e3-a86b-362fd5443d19_story.html?algtrack cfrec-0&tid btm_rex_1 title Taliban-held U.S. soldier released in exchange for Afghan detainees newspaper The Washington Post date 31 May 2014 accessdate 31 May 2014 Debate over negotiations Mike Rogers (Mike Rogers (Michigan politician)), chairman of the House Intelligence Committee said he was "extremely troubled" and that "This fundamental shift in U.S. policy signals to terrorists around the world
with terrorists" multiple times in previous years. thumb right upright float 250px The future is too good to waste on lies. (File:USA PFC BoweBergdahl ACU Cropped.png) '''Bowe Bergdahl (w:Bowe Bergdahl)''' (born 28 March 1986) is a United States Army (w:United States Army) soldier.
-82f297d4ced4.html title Recent Obituaries publisher Syvnews.com date 25 February 2007 accessdate 31 May 2014 Both Bergdahl and his sister were home school (Homeschooling)ed by their mother in Hailey, Idaho. The family attended Sovereign Redeemer Presbyterian Church, an Orthodox Presbyterian Church. He received a GED (General Educational Development) certificate through the College of Southern Idaho when he was in his early 20s. thumb right upright float 250px The future is too good to waste on lies. (File:USA PFC BoweBergdahl ACU Cropped.png) '''Bowe Bergdahl (w:Bowe Bergdahl)''' (born 28 March 1986) is a United States Army (w:United States Army) soldier.
outpost. According to a ''Rolling Stone'' article written by Michael Hastings (Michael Hastings (journalist)), Bergdahl's father believes Bradshaw and Bergdahl had grown close at the National Training Center (Fort Irwin National Training Center), and Bradshaw's death darkened Bergdahl's mood. Last e-mail to parents On June 27, 2009, according to Hastings, Bergdahl sent an e-mail to his parents before he was captured thumb right upright float 250px The future is too good to waste on lies. (File:USA PFC BoweBergdahl ACU Cropped.png) '''Bowe Bergdahl (w:Bowe Bergdahl)''' (born 28 March 1986) is a United States Army (w:United States Army) soldier.
that terrorists now have a "strong incentive" to capture more soldiers. Ted Poe, chairman of the United States House Foreign Affairs Subcommittee on Terrorism, Nonproliferation
Press AP article from 2009, the U.S. Department of Defense (United States Department of Defense) attributed his disappearance to "walking off his base in eastern Afghanistan with three Afghan counterparts and was believed to have been taken prisoner". <
pressure on the U.S. to provide her justice. The Taliban later reduced its demand to six Taliban prisoners in exchange for Bergdahl's release. http: thecable.foreignpolicy.com posts 2014 06 13 exclusive_meet_the_sixth_man_the_taliban_wanted_back_in_the_bergdahl_swap After Taliban commander Awal Gul died of a heart attack on February 2, 2011, the demand was reduced to five Taliban prisoners.
national article_d8d8c366-d9b6-11e2-9db6-001a4bcf887a.html title AP Exclusive: Taliban offer to free US soldier Bowe Bergdahl work Idaho State Journal date 20 June 2013 accessdate 14 November 2013 On April 7, 2010, the Taliban released a third video of Bergdahl, with a full head of hair and a beard, pleading for the release of Afghan prisoners held at Guantanamo and Bagram (Bagram Air Base). In November 2010, Bergdahl appeared briefly in a fourth video
'''Bowe Robert Bergdahl''' (born March 28, 1986) is a United States Army soldier who was held captive by the Taliban-aligned Haqqani network in Afghanistan from June 2009 until his release in May 2014. The circumstances under which Bergdahl went missing and how he was captured by the Taliban have since become a subject of intense media scrutiny.
Bergdahl was released on May 31, 2014, as part of a prisoner exchange for five Taliban members (Taliban five) who were being held at the detention center at Guantanamo Bay (Guantanamo Bay detention camp). This exchange quickly became a political controversy within the United States.