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  1. News - World - AFGHANISTAN

    Resentment grows as freed US captive Bowe Bergdahl is called a deserter

    Posted Jun 03rd 2014, 08:47pm by Reuters

    ... of desertion that would normally incur severe punishment. "I think he wanted to get away from our side of the war," said Greg Leatherman, who says he was in charge of Bergdahl's unit ...

  2. News - World - AFGHANISTAN

    Former POW Bowe Bergdahl back in the US

    Posted Jun 14th 2014, 04:38am by AFP

    ... in eastern Afghanistan fuelled speculation that he deserted his post before he was captured and that he may face prosecution by military authorities. Correspondence emerged this week suggesting ... also appeared to appeal for understanding, though he did not explicitly state that he deserted. It was unclear to what degree his captors from the Haqqani network were dictating what he should ...

  3. News - Asia - AFGHANISTAN

    Freed Afghan war prisoner Bowe Bergdahl arrives in US for medical treatment

    Posted Jun 13th 2014, 06:10pm by Reuters

    ... deserted when he walked away from his outpost in circumstances that are unclear and was later captured. Kirby said Defence Secretary Chuck Hagel had expressed confidence the Army will continue ...

  4. News - World - AFGHANISTAN

    US soldier Bowe Bergdahl says he was tortured by Taliban captors

    Posted Jun 08th 2014, 06:08pm by Associated Press

    ... whether he was a deserter who walked away from his post and an outcry over the exchange. Some of Bergdahl’s fellow soldiers maintain that Americans died during efforts to find and save him. ...

  5. News - World - AFGHANISTAN

    Video of Bowe Bergdahl’s release the Taliban’s latest propaganda strike

    Posted Jun 05th 2014, 09:34pm by GDN

    ... celebration, citing security concerns over the prospect of a big crowd. His release has fired a debate over whether he should be treated as a hero or a deserter.   Additional reporting by Associated ...

  6. News - World - AFGHANISTAN

    US soldier Bowe Bergdahl freed by Taliban after five years in prisoner swap

    Posted Jun 01st 2014, 05:45am by AP

    ... with the US mission in Afghanistan, had lost faith in his army's mission there and was considering desertion. He told his parents he was "ashamed to even be American", the magazine ...

  7. News - Asia - AFGHANISTAN

    Bowe Bergdahl a conundrum for US as Afghanistan conflict winds down

    Posted Mar 03rd 2014, 09:00pm by AP

    ... Associated Press in Washington Is US soldier a hero or a deserter? The case of US army sergeant Bowe Bergdahl, who has been held by the Taliban since 2009, has arisen again as Washington and other countries engage in diplomatic efforts to free him. But if he is released, will the nation's only prisoner of the Afghan war be viewed as a hero or a deserter? While tattered yellow ...

  8. News - Asia - AFGHANISTAN

    Third journalist shot dead in Afghanistan in four weeks by gunman in police uniform

    Posted Apr 04th 2014, 04:30pm by AFP

    ... on the largely deserted streets of Kabul on Friday morning, with officers carrying out stringent checks on vehicles. The Taliban have pledged to attack the poll, urging their fighters to target election ...

  9. News - World - AFGHANISTAN

    Desertions from Afghanistan's army pose security risk ahead of Nato exit

    Posted Dec 19th 2012, 12:00am by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Jalalabad Recruits go back to their families and find jobs, a trend one US general says poses a ‘mortal risk’ Deserters a worry ahead of Nato exit Far from home, poorly paid and discriminated against, Mushtaq and Sefadullah are among thousands of Afghans deserting the army in a worrying trend two years before Nato troops leave. It is not that the pair ...

  10. News - Asia - AFGHANISTAN

    Nato says war against Afghan’s Taliban being won

    Posted Apr 25th 2013, 03:13pm by Agence France-Presse in Kabul

    ... which suffer a high desertion rate. They predict a collapse of the Western-backed government and a return to civil war when foreign forces leave. President Hamid Karzai’s government dismisses ...




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