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Pentagon official begins to question Bergdahl

A top Pentagon official began interviewing Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl on Wednesday morning at Fort Sam Houston in Texas, Bergdahl’s attorney, Eugene Fidell, confirmed to The Hill. 

Maj. Gen. Kenneth Dahl has been tasked with investigating the circumstances surrounding Bergdahl’s 2009 disappearance from his Army base in Afghanistan.

{mosads}Dahl was appointed to the case in mid-June and Fidell told Reuters last week that Dahl is expected to complete the probe within 60 days from his appointment. It might, however, be extended, Fidell added. 

Bergdahl was abducted by Taliban militants who held him captive for nearly five years. 

When he was exchanged for five Taliban prisoners held at Guantánamo Bay in late May, a number of his Army comrades accused Bergdahl of deserting the military. Desertion would be punishable under the military’s code of justice. 

Bergdahl returned to regular duty last month after going through a reintegration process. He was assigned to perform administrative tasks at the base where he’s being questioned.  

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