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Smith statement on Sgt. Bergdahl


Responding to reports that the military will charge Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl with desertion and misbehavior before the enemy in an Article 32 hearing Fort Sam Houston in San Antonio Congressman Lamar Smith noted, "These are some of the most serious charges that can be brought against a member of the Armed Forces.
"If these allegations hold up in a military court, it only deepens existing concerns about the administration's questionable deal struck last year to trade five senior Taliban officials for Sgt. Bergdahl's release.
"I have confidence that the military is moving forward with this in the proper order. Several soldiers died and others risked their lives in the long search for Sgt. Bergdahl. Americans deserve to know the truth."
Fort Sam Houston is located in Smith's congressional district in San Antonio.