Brig. Gen. Jeffrey A. Sinclair is the highest-ranking U.S. military officer ever court-martialed for sexual crimes, will retire as a lieutenant colonel.
Pentagon says Bergdahl has left Germany, will arrive at Brooke Army Medical Center in San Antonio, Texas, early Friday morning.
A Pentagon spokesman says former military captive Bowe Bergdahl’s health is improving daily, and he is resting more comfortably and becoming more involved in a treatment plan designed to ease his return to the U.S.
U.S. Joint Chiefs Chairman Gen. Martin Dempsey says the Army may still pursue desertion charges against Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl.
In his five years of captivity, Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl was never listed by the Pentagon as a prisoner of war.
The U.S. government kept tabs on Bergdahl’s whereabouts with spies, drones and satellites, even as it pursued off-and-on negotiations to get him back over the five years of captivity that ended on Saturday.
Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl is reportedly scheduled for a promotion.
Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl can expect a buoyant homecoming after five years in Taliban hands, but those in the government who worked for his release face mounting questions over the prisoner swap that won his freedom.
The Pentagon posted a narrow win Wednesday as a House panel endorsed leaving the authority to prosecute rapes and other serious crimes with military commanders.
Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel says it’s too soon to draw any broad conclusions about safety at U.S. military bases after the deadly shootings at Fort Hood, Texas.