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Current Event September 25, 2015

Debate: Is Bowe Bergdhal Guilty?


U.S. Sergeant Bowe Bergdahl went missing from his base in Afghanistan and was captured by the Taliban. He was rescued by a U.S. Special Operations team five years later as part of a controversial swap for five Taliban officials. A hearing is underway to decide whether to bring charges against Sergeant Bergdahl for desertion and misbehavior before the enemy. The prosecution is arguing that Bergdahl intentionally broke the rules and endangered the safety of others. The defense says it was the supervising officer’s fault because he chose to conduct a 6 week long dangerous search for Bergdahl. The search put other soldiers at risk. Who is to blame? Use this story to hear about Bergdahl’s disappearance and debate in class whether he’s guilty of desertion and misbehavior before the enemy.

Veterans Law

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AIR DATE: 09/18/2015


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