US Army opens probe into ex-POW Bergdahl's disappearance

This image from video released on June 4, 2014 by Al-Emara, posted on the official website of the Taliban, reportedly shows US Army Sergeant Bowe Bergdahl before his releaseThe US Army has launched an investigation into why Sergeant Bowe Bergdahl went missing and was later captured by Afghan insurgents in 2009, officials said Monday. The 28-year-old soldier is currently undergoing medical treatment and counseling at a military hospital in San Antonio, Texas after his May 31 release as part of a controversial swap with the Taliban. Bergdahl spent nearly five years in captivity at the hands of Taliban-linked Haqqani insurgents after he went missing from his post in eastern Afghanistan near the Pakistani border. The investigation was announced amid persistent speculation that Bergdahl deserted his post, with some soldiers in his unit alleging he walked away alone.

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