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Bergdahl spared from prison; Trump calls sentence 'disgrace'


November 3, 2017


Associated Press

FORT BRAGG, N.C. — Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl, who walked away from his post in Afghanistan and triggered a search that left some of his comrades severely wounded, was spared a prison sentence by a military judge today in what President Donald Trump blasted as a "complete and total disgrace."

The politically divisive case centered on a decision by one soldier that affected many other lives. Bergdahl was captured by the Taliban and held for five years, until President Barack Obama traded Taliban prisoners to bring him back. As a presidential candidate, Trum...

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