In an article regarding Sgt. Bergdahl’s desertion charge, the NY Times ponders..
Another question is whether the Army will give Sergeant Bergdahl an honorable discharge if he is found guilty of desertion. For members of the military, an honorable discharge is no small matter, and not getting one can hinder not only a veteran’s job prospects, but the entirety of how a service member look back on his or her career.
If you are convicted in any courts martial, you’re going to get a dishonorable discharge. This may be upsetting to liberals, but it is a felony conviction, and he’ll have the same problems as any other felon.
As for the NY Times and their crack team of reporters, see the graphic in the upper right.
I saved a screenshot, just in case…
Yesterday, I made a post on my thoughts regarding Sergeant Bergdahl. I focused primarily on the issues regarding his service and the investigation of his actions during his deployment, and the findings that are supposedly coming. The other side of this, the five Gitmo detainees exchanged for his release, has now come to the forefront, and again, not in a good way for the Administration. Continue reading
Sergeant Bergdahl was captured by the Islamic extremist group Haqqani Network and kept in Pakistan for about 5 years before he was released after the Obama administration arranged for a prisoner swap for five detainees in Guantanamo. The interesting thing here is that the Administration had touted the service of Sergeant Bergdahl as being honorable and worthy of the transaction to be brought back to the United States. “No man is left behind”, a phrase commonly used among soldiers and marines to signify the lengths each member will go to ensure each member is returned to the homeland in dignity, something President Obama stated during the speech announcing Bergdahl’s trade. Continue reading