Should the US Military Released 5 Taliban Leaders in Return For Deserter Sergeant Bowe Bergdahl

Posted by: Plexon_Warrior

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No. This was a grave military mistake.

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Yes. We saved another US soldier.

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SweetTea says2014-06-08T15:08:35.2467719-05:00
You need to research topics, before creating a poll. Bowe Bergdahl was NEVER listed as a deserter. He was AWOL. There is a difference. You must be AWOL for a month to be considered a deserter. Bergdahl was captured, within 24 hours of leaving his post. FYI ... http://usmilitary.about.com/od/justicelawlegislation/g/desertion.htm
NedStarkshead says2014-06-08T20:34:05.7390411-05:00
Never leave a man behind
travis18352 says2014-06-08T20:41:17.7380873-05:00
A341 leave no man behind refers to not leaving anyone behind in combat. That is well documented in lone survivor, marcus luttrel did not leave his buddies behind. That is what it means.
ChosenWolff says2014-06-08T20:42:35.2856873-05:00
The leavd no man behind rule applies for POW's to. It was formalized following WW2. We had to go back and liberate prisoner camps, because of this. Even if you're right, which you aren't, I think the idea is still pretty solid.
labarum says2014-06-08T21:52:29.8213797-05:00
Members of his platoon said that Bowe talked often of walking off to India. More than one media source points towards a letter left by Bowe refuting his Us citizenship ( although the White house has denied it) Seems like damning evidence for his desertion.
ChosenWolff says2014-06-08T21:53:18.5245797-05:00
Doesn't warrant a responce.
SweetTea says2014-06-10T05:16:25.3207696-05:00
ChosenWolff ... Your remarks on POWs is spot-on. I have a lot of military in my family (active & ret.) and that was the definition of "Leave No Man Behind" that I heard from all of them -- Privates to Brig. Generals!
ChosenWolff says2014-06-10T05:34:57.1601195-05:00
Not to mention the Taliban officers are technically POW's themselves. International law would have us release them in a few months anyways.
SweetTea says2014-06-12T06:01:36.6726153-05:00
Before he entered the Army, the Coast Guard discharged Bergdahl for psych reasons! Http://triblive.Com/usworld/nation/6268307-74/bergdahl-army-coast#axzz34QCTlNwc
Plexon_Warrior says2014-06-12T11:17:00.3672617-05:00
I believe in the Leave No Man Behind rule, but five Taliban leaders is to much. I not sure if it has been confirmed, but the is talk of the US exchanging millions of dollars in ransom for Bergdahl along with the five Taliban leaders. I do wish Bergdahl back, but not at such a high price.
discomfiting says2014-06-12T11:18:15.1224617-05:00
http://www.politico.com/story/2014/06/chuck-hagel-bergdahl-right-decision-107719.html event the republican secretary of defense supported it and signed off on it. He was the whole reason it even happened!
Stone2089 says2017-07-17T04:08:38.1169259Z
I think it comes down to how much damage the prisoners are capable of causing, when freed they could cause the deaths of many more people. In which case they traded the life of one soldier for said number of people.

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