Hero or Traitor? The Case of SGT Bowe Bergdahl

Hero or Traitor?An Overview of the Military Justice System and the Case For (and Against) the Prosecution of SGT Bowe Bergdahl

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While SGT Bowe Bergdahl's return to the United States after nearly five years in captivity in Afghanistan was celebrated by some--including President Obama's very public remarks from the Rose Garden upon his release--things began spiraling quickly for Bergdahl as allegations arose in the news media and through American's most popular and talked about podcast, Serial, that shed a different light on the circumstances of his disappearance and time in captivity.  Now Bergdahl finds himself standing trial before a U.S. Army court-martial.  Tune in to hear military justice policy experts discuss the strengths and weaknesses of the government's case, a primer on the military legal system, and how Bergdahl will--and is--defending himself against the government's charges.

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