Prosecution rests; Bergdahl’s defense to begin its case

Prosecution rests; Bergdahl's defense to begin its case

Soldier in Bergdahl search suffered devastating injuries, wife testifies

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Bergdahl apologizes in court for actions in Afghanistan

Bergdahl, 31, pleaded guilty in mid October to charges of desertion and endangering his fellow troops.Retired Navy Senior Chief Petty Officer James Hatch also testified about his career-ending injury and a a military dog killed on a mission searching for Bergdahl.

Soldier in Bergdahl search suffered devastating injuries, wife testifies

During a hearing at Fort Brag, N.C., Col. Jeffery Nance said he would not grant the defense’s request to dismiss the case.googletag.cmd.push(function() { googletag.display(‘div-ad-inread’); });

Bergdahl apologizes, describes his captivity as he testifies for 1st time in trial: 'I was trying to help'

His wife, Shannon Allen, testified Monday that her husband has had 12 to 15 surgeries and never regained the ability to move or speak. His surgeries included the removal of portions of his brain. Her husband’s condition has left her as more of a caretaker than as a wife.

Bergdahl said he still has nightmares that make it hard to sleep more than five hours. He checks his door at least three times to make sure it’s secure each night and sleeps with a flashlight nearby.

Bergdahl faces a maximum of life in prison after pleading guilty to desertion and misbehavior before the enemy.

Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl testified in an emotional moment during his desertion hearing that “words alone can’t take away” the pain he brought to military personnel who were wounded searching for him in Afghanistan.

Bowe Bergdahl apologises to soldiers wounded after he deserted post in Afghanistan

The judge, Army Col. Jeffery Nance, said the court has not been directly affected by Trump’s remarks, nor would the comments cause a reasonable member of the public to have doubts about the fairness of the military justice system. He had to consider both questions in deciding on whether actual or apparent unlawful command influence was interfering in the case.

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Updated 2034 GMT (0434 HKT) October 30, 2017Dave Boeckmann  •  St. LouisThe military judge handling the case of Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl suggested that recent comments by President Trump could raise questions about the fairness of the legal proceedings.”It was never my intention for anyone to be hurt, and I never expected that to happen,” he said during an unsworn statement at a military hearing in Fort Bragg, N.C. “I grieve for those who suffered and their families. … I was trying to help, and knowing that I did not breaks my heart.”

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reportedly described the worst part of captivity as being “the constant deterioration of everything. The constant pain of my body falling apart. The constant internal screams from my mind.”

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The 31-year-old soldier from Hailey, Idaho, has said he was caged by his captors, kept in darkness and beaten. He said he tried to escape more than a dozen times before President Barack Obama brought him home in 2014 in a swap for five Taliban prisoners at Guantanamo Bay.

Tonight A clear sky. Low 33F. Winds WNW at 10 to 15 mph.Bergdahl, from Hailey, Idaho, has said he was caged, kept in darkness and beaten, and tried to escape more than a dozen times before President Barack Obama brought Bergdahl home in 2014 in a swap for five Taliban prisoners at Guantanamo Bay.

Allen tried to place a radio call when a bullet hit him near his temple. The wound left him with a traumatic injury that left him unable to speak, walk, or do everyday tasks without assistance.

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YouTube page. Three new thrilling VR experiences each week. Immerse yourself.pleading guilty to desertion and misbehaviour before the enemy.FORT BRAGG, N.C. — Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl still faces life in prison for walking off his post in Afghanistan despite President Donald Trump’s disparaging comments about the former Taliban captive, a military judge ruled Monday.

“He lost me as a wife because I have become his caregiver,” she added, noting that he cannot be left alone because he’s prone to seizures. “We can’t even hold hands anymore without me prying open his.”Earlier Monday, the military judge presiding over the case says he won’t throw it because of President Trump’s frequent accusatory remarks about the accused. The judge says he will still be able to rule fairly.

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Bergdahl faces up to life in prison after he pleaded guilty to desertion and misbehavior before the enemy for walking off his Army base in Afghanistan in June 2009. He was subsequently captured by the Taliban and held for five years before he was freed in a prisoner exchange between the militant group and the Obama administration in May 2014.

Wounded soldier's wife to testify against Bowe Bergdahl after her husband was shot in the head while searching for the …

The inside track on Washington politics.Early the morning of July 9, 2009, troops came under heavy fire. A grenade exploded near Texas Army National Guard Staff Sergeant Jason Walters, then an Army Ranger.

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Prosecution rests; Bergdahl's defense to begin its case

The court also heard emotional testimony from the wife of a soldier who was seriously injured in the search for Bergdahl.

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Bergdahl apologizes, describes his captivity as he testifies for 1st time in trial: 'I was trying to help'

Bergdahl apologizes, describes his captivity as he testifies for 1st time in trial: 'I was trying to help'
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Soldier in Bergdahl search suffered devastating injuries, wife testifies

Soldier in Bergdahl search suffered devastating injuries, wife testifies

In detailing his captivity, he explained that dirt floors were preferable to cement because they allowed him to bury the chronic diarrhea he experienced, thus avoiding further abuse from angry guards who threatened to cut off his nose and ears if he did not stop getting sick. He was beat with hoses and kept in a cage much of the time, he said.

Jonathan Morita (right), a former US Army soldier who was injured while searching for Bergdahl after he deserted in Afghanistan, leaves the courthouse after testifying on the third day of sentencing proceedings in Bergdahl’s court martial last week

How about some balanced reporting for a change?Hatch said his team’s helicopters came under fire as they landed in an area near the Pakistan border where they had information on Bergdahl’s possible whereabouts. 

It was also clear the US military had few doubts about Bergdahl’s integrity and wished to let him go free after he flew home.

Mark Allen, who was shot in the head searching for Bergdahl. “I mean, we can’t hold hands anymore, unless I pry open his hand and place mine in it.”

The Army says at least two American soldiers were seriously injured on missions to search for the missing sergeant. 

Fort Bragg, North Carolina (CNN)The wife of a soldier injured while searching for Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl choked with emotion on Monday during court martial proceedings as she testified that her husband is now like an infant.Shannon Allen’s voice faltered when she referred to the brain injury’s effect on his interactions with their daughter, who was an infant when he was wounded. She is now 9 and Mark Allen is in his mid-30s.

However, the judge said that he will consider the president’s comments as a mitigating factor when he hands down Bergdahl’s sentence. Bergdahl faces up to life in prison.

Trump, when he was the Republican presidential nominee, repeatedly called Bergdahl a traitor and suggested that he be shot or thrown from a plane without a parachute. Trump revived those comments when Bergdahl pleaded guilty on Oct. 16 by saying at a news conference that he thinks people are aware of what he said before.

while on a mission to collect intelligence on Bergdahl’s whereabouts.

Former US Army Ranger Jason Walters (left) and Air Force Lieutenant Colonel John Marx (right) leave the courthouse after testifying in the sentencing proceedings of Bergdahl’s court martial at Fort Bragg, North Carolina

Taliban video shows release of US army sergeant 02:59 “My words alone can’t take away their pain.”Nance said the hearing will continue Tuesday, but gave no hint as to when he might make a decision on the sentence.“We can’t even hold hands anymore unless I pry open his hand and place mine in there,” Shannon Allen said, fighting back tears.The testimony included the wife and doctor of Master Sergeant Mark Allen, who was left paralyzed by a bullet wound to the head when attacked during a patrol in eastern Afghanistan in the month following Bergdahl’s disappearance.

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Walton Tribune a few years ago.

Afghanistan for five years until 2014 when the Obama administration traded five Taliban detainees at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, for him.

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More recently, Trump declined to comment on Bergdahl’s case the day the soldier entered his guilty plea, but Trump told reporters, “I think people have heard my comments in the past.”

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