Military
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Bergdahl awaits sentencing next week

by Leigh Jones
Posted 10/17/17, 11:14 am

Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl pleaded guilty Monday to desertion and misbehavior before the enemy. The judge accepted the plea and scheduled his sentencing hearing for next week. Bergdahl could face up to life in prison, although his defense team hopes the judge will take into consideration all Bergdahl suffered at the hands of the Taliban during five years in captivity. One military expert who interviewed Bergdahl about his experience said he suffered the worst mistreatment of any U.S.

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Bergdahl expected to plead guilty to desertion, misbehavior

by Onize Ohikere
Posted 10/06/17, 12:39 pm

Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl, who was captured by the Taliban after abandoning his post in Afghanistan, was expected to plead guilty to charges of desertion and misbehavior before the enemy. Taliban militants in 2009 captured the Idaho native after he disappeared from his station five months into his time in Afghanistan. U.S. Special Forces secured Bergdahl’s release in 2014 in exchange for five Taliban detainees after years of monitoring him in captivity.

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Creative Commons/Photo by Mass Communication Spc. 1st Class Michael Larson, U.S. Navy

Three U.S. soldiers killed in ambush in Niger

by Onize Ohikere
Posted 10/05/17, 10:49 am

An ambush attack in Niger on Wednesday killed three U.S. soldiers and injured two others, the U.S. Africa Command confirmed Thursday. The attack marks the first time American soldiers in the country have died as a result of the conflict. The command center said the attack occurred as U.S. service members provided counterterrorism assistance to the Nigerien security force, about 120 miles north of the capital city, Niamey. Another soldier from a partner nation also died during the attack, military officials said.

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