The Wanderer

A newly released classified report confirms that, in 2009, Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl “wandered away from assigned areas before — both at a training range in California and at his remote outpost in Afghanistan — and then returned.”

+ Here’s President Obama on the growing controversy surrounding the prisoner swap: “We had a prisoner of war whose health had deteriorated and we were deeply concerned about, and we saw that we had an opportunity and we seized it. And I make no apologies for that.”

+ “Bergdahl’s battalion lost six soldiers in a three-week period — all of these fatalities occurred on a mission that was related to, or influenced by, the effort to find Bergdahl. In this remote part of an increasingly remote war, suffering and loss — the senselessness of Afghanistan — often played out in Bergdahl’s name.” From Elliot Ackerman: I Was a Marine in Afghanistan. Bowe Bergdahl haunted us all.

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