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US Army commander clears Bergdahl sentence, no jail time

WASHINGTON – A senior us military commander has the endorsement of the decision to the reserve-Army Pvt. Bowe Bergdahl prison time for leaving his post in Afghanistan, jeopardize the military comrades who have participated in the long search for him.

Army Gen. Robert Abrams, head of the U.S. Army Command has the court-martial sentence in November last year. Bergdahl was reduced in rank from sergeant to private and ordered to forfeit $1,000 per month payment for 10 months. The judge also gave him a dishonorable discharge.

The fine and rank reduction were in force two weeks after the court sentence was delivered. The matter is now referred to the Army Court of Criminal Appeals in Fort Belvoir, Virginia, that automatically reviews any punitive discharges.

Bergdahl was captured by the Taliban and held for five years.

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