features for the first time ever army sergeant bowe bergdahl talking about his decision to abandon his post in afghanistan in 2009 and how that led to his being kidnapped and held by the taliban for almost five years. check it out. >> you know what dustwon is, right? >> what what is? >> dustwun. the radio signal. >> dustwun stands for duty status whereabouts unknown. it's the army's version of man overboard. >> dustwun is a radio signal put out overt radio when a soldier goes missing in the combat field. >> okay. >> or a soldier is taken captive. >> slow simmering and methodical. bowe formulated a plan. he would create a crisis, a dustwun, in order to call attention to another crisis. bowe says he had serious concerns, concerns that began back in basic training and which persisted dlout his deployment in afghanistan regarding bad leadership within his unit. >> and what i was seeing from my first unit all the way up into afghanistan, alls i was seeing was basically leadership failure to the point that the lives of the guys standing next to me were literally, from what i could see, in da
have news tonight apartment the case of army sergeant bowe bergdahl who spent five years in captivity. captured in afghanistan by the taliban after he wandered away from his base in 2009. the u.s. ended up swapping five prisoners from guantanamo to win bergdahl's release. we last talked about his case last week. sergeant bergdahl just appeared on first episode of the second season of the stew pend "discovery"ly popular podcast"s" the army is going to court-martial him. they didn't have to but they're going to. back in october the lieutenant colonel recommended that sergeant bergdahl be tried to a misdemeanor court in the military. today the army announced that he lynn stead face a general court-martial on charges of desertion and misbehavior before the enemy. if he is found guilty he faces life in prison. among other things sergeant bergdahl has been a favorite target of donald trump's, the republican front-runner has called him, quote, a no good traitor who should have been executed. today the soldier's defense team called for mr. trump to cease his prejudicial months-long campaign.
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