Bowe Bergdahl waiting as Army keeps mum on investigation

It's been more than a month since the Bowe Bergdahl was interviewed as part of the investigation into his disappearance.

By Gabrielle Levy
Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl (U.S. Army)
Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl (U.S. Army)

SAN ANTONIO, Sept. 10 (UPI) -- The attorney for Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl says it's been a month since he's heard any updates on the case.

Bergdahl, who was captured and held captive in Afghanistan for five years, was interviewed last month in San Antonio by Brig. Gen. Kenneth Dahl, who is leading the review that could possibly lead to a court martial.


Eugene Fidell, Bergdahl's attorney, said his client's enlistment term and was over and he wanted to leave the Army.

"I feel like the Maytag repairman," Fidell said, of the Army's radio silence. "I'm just waiting for the phone to ring."

The Army said it had nothing new to report.

Bergdahl has been at Fort Sam Houston-San Antonio since June, two weeks after he was handed over by Taliban in exchange for five Guantanamo detainees.

Bergdahl left his combat post in June 2009 and was captured, but it's unclear whether he was attempting to desert the Army. An Army report determined Bergdahl had a history of wandering away from his post and returning.


A government watchdog determined the prisoner swap that brought Bergdahl home was in violation of a law requiring the Pentagon to give Congress at least 30 days notice. On Tuesday, the House of Representatives formally condemned the president for acting.

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