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Bergdahl case moves up chain of command

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Posted at 4:08 PM, Dec 22, 2014
and last updated 2014-12-22 16:08:32-05
Bowe Bergdahl, 25, disappeared in June 2009 after he finished his guard shift at a combat outpost in southeastern Afghanistan's Paktika province. He has been seen in several videos released by the Taliban. He was released on May 31, 2014.

Bowe Bergdahl, 25, disappeared in June 2009 after he finished his guard shift at a combat outpost in southeastern Afghanistan’s Paktika province. He has been seen in several videos released by the Taliban. He was released on May 31, 2014.

WASHINGTON — The investigation into U.S. Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl, the soldier who was released by the Taliban in a prisoner swap this May, has been kicked up the chain of command.

Mark Milley, the commanding general of U.S. Army Forces Command, will decide whether Bergdahl will face a military court-martial over his disappearance from a base in Afghanistan before he was captured by the Taliban. The Pentagon did not release details into the results of the initial investigation.

Milley will pick from options ranging from taking no action against Bergdahl to initiating a court-martial proceeding into whether or not he deserted his post in Afghanistan.

Bergdahl returned safely to the U.S. this summer after he was traded for five Taliban prisoners in a controversial swap in late May.