US Army Sergeant Bowe Bergdahl (centre) is escorted to the Fort Bragg military courthouse in North Carolina following a lunch recess after pleading guilty to desertion and misbehaviour before the enemy on Monday. Photo: AFP US Army Sergeant Bowe Bergdahl (centre) is escorted to the Fort Bragg military courthouse in North Carolina following a lunch recess after pleading guilty to desertion and misbehaviour before the enemy on Monday. Photo: AFP
US Army Sergeant Bowe Bergdahl (centre) is escorted to the Fort Bragg military courthouse in North Carolina following a lunch recess after pleading guilty to desertion and misbehaviour before the enemy on Monday. Photo: AFP

US soldier Bowe Bergdahl, branded a ‘rotten traitor’ by Trump, pleads guilty to desertion

Bergdahl walked away from his base in Afghanistan in 2009 and was promptly captured by militants who held him hostage for five years

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US Army Sergeant Bowe Bergdahl (centre) is escorted to the Fort Bragg military courthouse in North Carolina following a lunch recess after pleading guilty to desertion and misbehaviour before the enemy on Monday. Photo: AFP US Army Sergeant Bowe Bergdahl (centre) is escorted to the Fort Bragg military courthouse in North Carolina following a lunch recess after pleading guilty to desertion and misbehaviour before the enemy on Monday. Photo: AFP
US Army Sergeant Bowe Bergdahl (centre) is escorted to the Fort Bragg military courthouse in North Carolina following a lunch recess after pleading guilty to desertion and misbehaviour before the enemy on Monday. Photo: AFP
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