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Bergdahl Sentencing: No Prison Time, Dishonorable Discharge

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A military judge spared Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl from prison for walking off his post in Afghanistan in 2009, sentencing him on Friday with a dishonorable discharge and reduction in rank but no time behind bars. The decision drew swift rebuke from President Donald Trump, who tweeted that it was 'a complete and total disgrace to our Country and to our Military.' Bergdahl, who pleaded guilty to desertion and misbehavior before the enemy, faced up to life in prison. Defense attorneys had asked for leniency, citing the five years Bergdahl spent in Taliban captivity, criticism from Trump on the campaign trail, and his mental state.
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Sheila Samples is an Oklahoma writer and a former civilian US Army Public Information Officer. She is a Managing Editor for OpEd News, and a regular contributor for a variety of Internet sites.

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