August court-martial for Bergdahl on desertion, other charge
FORT BRAGG, N.C. (AP) — Officials at Fort Bragg have scheduled two weeks in August for the court-martial of Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl on charges of desertion and misbehavior before the enemy.
The Fayetteville Observer reports (http://bit.ly/22NxulB) that the court-martial is scheduled to begin Aug. 8 and last through Aug. 19.
Bergdahl, who was held by the Taliban for five years after he walked off a base in Afghanistan, was arraigned during a short hearing last month on charges of desertion and misbehavior before the enemy. If convicted of desertion, he could get up to five years in prison.
A pretrial hearing is scheduled for Tuesday before Army Judge Col. Jeffery R. Nance, who will preside over future hearings, including the court-martial.
Information from: The Fayetteville Observer, http://www.fayobserver.com