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According to NBC’s top Pentagon correspondent, the Department of Defense is furious with Fox News analyst Ralph Peters, who said on July 19 that the Taliban should murder 23-year-old Private First Class Bowe Bergdahl, captured after he strayed from his post, to save the Army “legal hassles and legal bills.”
Peters, a well-known Neoconservative and frequent Fox News guest, attempted to clarify his shocking statement on Tuesday night’s O’Reilly Factor, telling right-wing host Bill O’Reilly...
Jim Miklaszewski, NBC’s Pentagon correspondent, told Maddow on Wednesday night that Bergdahl “came off patrol on June 30th, dropped off his weapon, his body armor, grabbed up a bottle of water, a compass and a knife and took off out on his own. It was sometime after that, apparently, that some local militants grabbed him and turned him over to the Taliban.”
Originally posted by getreadyalready
It's about time people see war for what it is. It is killing. It is tragedy. It is making sacrifices and war-time decisions about who lives and who dies.
Originally posted by TrueAmerican
Pentagon furious over call for execution of captured soldier
Originally posted by ninecrimes
So why did the soldier leave his post?
It seems simple to me... if he DID leave the post:
You are in hostile territory. You leave your equipment and comrades behind. You die.
Simple... if that's what actually happened.