His comrades who have accused him of desertion and treason say they have not been contacted by Army officials. It seems unlikely that there will be a serious investigation at this point of whether Bergdahl deserted and sought out the Taliban, as several members of his unit have stated. The Obama Administration doesn’t seem interested in letting that story get a wide airing — for obvious reasons, since they traded five top jihad commanders for this man.
“Freed American POW Bowe Bergdahl to return to active duty with US Army TODAY, one month after his release,” by James Nye, David Mccormack and Lydia Warren, Daily Mail, July 14, 2014:
Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl is to return to active duty with the US Army on Monday just four weeks on from his return to the United States after spending five years in captivity with the Taliban.
According to the New York Times, Bergdahl will begin work at the Army North headquarters in San Antonio’s Fort Sam Houston, the same base where he has undergone therapy and counseling to deal with his reintegration back to the West.
The soldier will also meet with Major General Kenneth R. Dahl, who is investigating the controversial and still publicly unexplained circumstances surrounding his disappearance in 2009 and imprisonment.
According to the New York Times, Berghdal will move from therapy to a regular soldier’s job as part of his reintegration process and will live on barracks and share with two soldiers who will help with his readjustment.
Since his return from Afghanistan, Sgt. Bergdahl has been involved in debriefings with his superiors about his time as a Taliban prisoner after he was released six weeks ago in exchange for five Taliban detainees.
Just last week, a photo of Bergdahl, smiling and posing with a former senior Taliban official in Afghanistan was posted on Twitter.
The undated photo, likely taken during Bergdahl’s five years in captivity, was posted on the social media site on Wednesday by @khorasan3, an account associated with the Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan.
Along with the image were the words ‘#US Solider #Bergdahl with Martyr #Taliban Leader Badar’udin Haqqani(RH) S/O Shaykh Jalaludin Haqqani(HA).’
The Middle East Research Institute has confirmed that the man in the photo is Taliban Commander Badruddin Haqqani, a senior member of the Haqqani network in Afghanistan.
He was considered the organisation’s day-to-day operations commander and was killed in a U.S. drone strike in August 2012. He was also the son of Haqqani head Jalaluddin Haqqani.
The Haqqani Network is an Islamist insurgent group allied with the Taliban and using asymmetric warfare to fight against US-led NATO forces and the government of Afghanistan.
Later @khorasan tweeted a series of messages in which they claimed Bergdahl was never tortured by the Taliban and only treated with kindness during his five years in captivity.
Former POW Bergdahl was controversially released by the Taliban in May in exchange for five Guantanamo Bay detainees.
Since arriving back on American soil, he has been held at Fort Sam Houston in San Antonio as part of his ‘reintegration.’
Last week it emerged that he is being allowed to wander off the Texas base and while under supervision he has visited a library, a supermarket, stores and fast-food chains near the camp.
During the trips, Bergdahl sometimes wears civilian clothing and other times dresses in his military uniform, leading passersby to recognize him and shake his hand, an Army spokesperson told CNN.
The details have emerged as soldiers who served with Bergdahl before he left his post in Afghanistan in 2009 revealed they have still not been contacted by military investigators.
The former soldiers have said that they believe the Army has failed to contact them because it has already made up its mind about how Bergdahl ended up in the hands of the Taliban.
Members of Bergdahl’s unit – including the platoon leader – have previously said they believe he deserted his post in June 2009 before seeking out the enemy.
But when he was swapped for five Guantanamo Bay detainees on May 31, President Obama gave him a hero’s welcome and said the switch had been prompted by Bergdahl’s poor health.
Two-star general Major General Kenneth Dahl is now conducting a new investigation to determine whether Bergdahl did desert his post or went AWOL, which would suggest he intended to rejoin.
But for former platoon leader Army Sgt. Evan Buetow, who left the Army in 2012, the answer is the same as it always was.
‘I think it’s very clear he deserted his post,’ Buetow told FoxNews.com. ‘He thought about what he was doing, he mailed some things home, he walked away and we have witnesses who saw him walking away.
‘And if you’re walking away in one of the worst, most dangerous areas of Afghanistan without your weapon and gear, I don’t believe you’re planning on coming back.’
Of the investigation, he added: ‘They’ve already concluded what they want to be said. They know exactly what happened.’
Former Army Sgt. Matt Vierkant also said he had not been contacted by Army officials, but said there are probably still sworn statements by the unit’s members made after he left the post.
‘I have confidence that they’re going to do what’s right,’ Vierkant said….