Despite being branded a “traitor” by members of his unit, returned P.O.W. Bowe Bergdahl has returned to "active duty" with the US Army.
Bergdahl, 28, the Army sergeant who spent nearly five years as a Taliban captive in Afghanistan, was returned to regular Army duty today. He will now be made available to Army investigators for questioning about his disappearance in 2009.
In a brief statement, the Army said Bergdahl is now assigned to U.S. Army North at Joint Base San Antonio-Fort Sam Houston in Texas, the same base where he has been “decompressing” from the his lengthy captivity.
As The ENQUIRER reported previously Bergdhal was branded a “traitor” by members of his own unit after he deserted. Members of his unite were said to have been killed by the enemy while they searched in vain for the alleged deserter. Intelligence insiders speculate he may have been turned by his captors.
The Army said in the presser that Bowe’s assignment to U.S. Army North is so he "can contribute to the mission" — homeland defense.
Insiders say the Army will further probe the circumstances of his disappearance and capture by the Taliban in eastern Afghanistan in June 2009.
As The ENQUIRER reported previously, Bergdahl strolled away from his unit after expressing misgivings about the U.S. military's role – and his own – in Afghanistan. He was promptly captured by Taliban members and held by the Haqqani network for five years. He was released May 31 as part of a five for one trade in which the U.S. released five top terror kingpins from Gitmo.
Bergdahl has not commented publicly on the circumstances of his disappearance, and the Army has made no charges against him.