Figured I would start a topic based on the brewing controversy over Bergdahl and his release from the Taliban.
PFC. Bowe Bergdahl was captured in 2009, held in captivity by the Taliban for 5 years as a POW. He was recently released in exchange for the release of 5 high ranking Taliban Prisoners. The 5 Taliban Prisoners will be held inside of Qatar for 1 year before being allowed to return to Afghanistan, by this time U.S. involvement will largely be over and there would be no reason to hold the Taliban prisoners at that time anyway.
From reports, as well as letters sent home to his parents, Bowe Bergdahl had become disillusioned with the war and America, he had sent his uniform home as well as other personal artifacts of his. After his duty shift he left his weapon and gear in his tent, took a knife, a compus, and a canteen of water and left the army base. After that he was taken by the Taliban, or allowed himself to get captured as some say he sought them out. For months the army searched for him, Taliban tactics became far more lethal and soldiers died in the hunt to find him. Furthermore his father during this time has seemingly become a full on nutcase and may actually be sympathizing with the Taliban now, possibly hinting at his son's allegiance.
As this incident seems to be dominating the news now, ranging from "feel good story" to questions of "court martial" I figured I would start a topic to discuss these events. Was he a POW? Was he merely a disillusioned deserter? Or was he a full blown Traitor?