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New Report Shows Sgt. Bergdahl Reached out To Afghans Prior To his Desertion

April 7, 2015  |  Posted by: JammedUp Staff
New Report Shows Sgt. Bergdahl Reached out To Afghans Prior To his Desertion

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New Details have emerged from a 2009 NCIS investigation into Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl’s activities in Afghanistan prior to his desertion.The investigation reveals clear evidence that Bergdahl deliberately planned on “going over to the other side,” Lt. Col. Anthony Shaffer told Bill O’Reilly Monday night.

Shaffer quoted two senior sources, who told him that the Naval Criminal Investigative Service investigation conducted a forensic review of Bergdahl’s computer, which shows his apparent attempts to travel to Uzbekistan.

“He was going to go off to Uzbekistan,” Shaffer said. “Bergdahl made contact with local Afghans for help, to have him moved to Uzbekistan and then reached out to the Russians because he wanted to talk to members of the Russian mafia.

“Clearly he was not all there in his thinking what he was doing,” Shaffer told O’Reilly. “As more details are made public, I think we will hear more and more, that Bergdahl did a number of disconcerting things.”

According to sources close to the investigation, the data collected from the probe shows Bergdahl contacted local Afghans in an effort to lay the groundwork for his desertion.

“Bergdahl had Afghan contacts and he was attempting to offer himself up to the Taliban. Both offenses are very severe,” Shaffer added.

The NCIS investigation included interviews with members of Bergdahl’s platoon and with the local Afghans. The information derived from his Army mates and the Afghans resulted in Bergdahl’s charges of misbehavior toward the enemy.

In March, the Army charged Bergdahl with desertion after He walked away from his designated post in Afghanistan. The Taliban captured Bergdahl and released him as part of a prisoner exchange last May for five Taliban commanders.

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