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Bergdahl knew his expectations were unrealistic, but he still defended his vision of the way things should be. The Taliban withdrew from peace talks, and Bergdahl stayed in captivity for another year. After his conviction was first vacated in , his defence filed a motion for his release. Margaret Kurtz, the court martial prosecutor, said at the time of his alleged misconduct, Bergdahl was able to appreciate the nature and quality and wrongfulness of his conduct. Or, more excitingly, that these graphs were code for some top-secret information too dangerous for him to send in a letter. Sarah Larson is a staff writer at The New Yorker. Elspeth Cameron Ritchie thought the Army waiver was not uncommon because information-sharing among different military branches is incomplete. General Kenneth Dahl wrote that Bergdahl's Coast Guard separation should have been examined more closely. It covers the major events in the year and a half from when Hae went missing to when Adnan was sentenced to life in prison.

Season 3 [ edit ] You can help by adding to it. The Taliban withdrew from peace talks, and Bergdahl stayed in captivity for another year.

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The key is hard to read, so we circled the evidence and added some annotations explaining what each object is. He looked handsome and happy. Serial's first 12 episodes were dedicated to investigating the murder of year-old high school student Hae Min Lee. After his conviction was first vacated in , his defence filed a motion for his release. In Stitcher, click the plus sign to add it to your Favorites List. Learn more here. He is co-creator of the sci-fi comedy podcast Mission to Zyxx.

The Bergdahls had been assured that their son would not face charges, that his time with the Taliban was punishment enough, so they thought it was over, mission accomplished. Koenig says this diagnosis makes his story more credible. But resources were diverted and people were injured and suffered because of looking for Bergdahl.

As Koenig proceeded, they took notes furiously. Bergdahl's June 27 broadcast e-mail to friends, "Who is John Gault?

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Setbacks included leaks, bad timing, and "old fashioned screw-ups", including the assassination of former Afghan president Rabbani. The President did not recognize the irregularities of Bergdahl's story of or questions about his disappearance, and there was no attempt to get to the bottom of the story.

Leaks could have derailed the fragile deal, jeopardizing Bergdahl's life.

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General Kenneth Dahl wrote that Bergdahl's Coast Guard separation should have been examined more closely. Fox News interviewed soldiers from Bergdahl's platoon and the story became a juggernaut, with bogus intel from a discredited source even saying Bergdahl had become a Muslim and wanted to be a warrior for Islam. Bergdahl was offended by the punishment, feeling the commander was incompetent, and out of control. No infantry unit would be deployed to look for Bergdahl, as it would have required special forces. Valdevenos concurs that this diagnosis is accurate, describing people who are loners, lack close friends, with perceptual alterations and persistent social anxiety. But negotiator Richard Holbrooke died before political reconciliation could be achieved. There was talk of a car trunk popping open, boots, a stuffed reindeer; new key information was brought to light. Today we lost by a vote. As I write this, in fact, Sarah is re-writing Episode 5. Koenig summarizes: the Army messed up, Bergdahl messed up walking off base, and then there were five years with the Taliban. The Bergdahls had been assured that their son would not face charges, that his time with the Taliban was punishment enough, so they thought it was over, mission accomplished.

Koenig summarizes: the Army messed up, Bergdahl messed up walking off base, and then there were five years with the Taliban. A podcast is essentially a radio show that you can get on the internet, so you can listen any time you want. Kayla Harrison described him as an unusual, smart, creative teenager, who forged his own strict, uncompromising moral code, who believed if you know something to be wrong in the world, you must take actions to correct it, and he was "impossibly unrealistic".

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