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On Friday morning, a decision was reached in the sentencing of Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl, who pleaded guilty to desertion of the United States Army while he was serving in Afghanistan.

Bergdahl was subsequently captured by the Taliban, who held him in captivity for five years. After several unsuccessful search and rescue attempts, which resulted in several more dead, then-President Barack Obama approved a prisoner exchange that released five Taliban leaders from Guantanamo Bay.

Many were shocked when, despite his guilty plea and the charges against him, Bergdahl received no prison time. IJR reported:

Bergdahl's offenses carried the possibility of receiving a life sentence in prison, but the judge left him with a dishonorable discharge, according to CNN. The lead investigator in Bergdahl's case, Lt. Gen. Kenneth Dahl, reportedly said after interviewing Bergdahl that a prison sentence would be “inappropriate.”

Following the sentencing, President Trump — who has called Bergdahl a “traitor” on numerous occasions, had this to say:

That about covers it.

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