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A nation in distress: An interpretation of Bergdahl

american-flag_half-mastI originally decided I was going to keep quiet on this most recent incident until all the facts have been weighed out.  From the beginning, I thought that there was a lot more to this story than what was being reported by the American mainstream media. While I could do what a lot of other right-leaning blogs have done and simply laundry list all the current articles dealing with the whole affair, I have decided to simply do commentary based on what has already been reported.  Firstly, why SGT. Bergdahl as a captive?  For the nearly thirteen years at war, why was he the only “captured” service member in custody?  In the military history of the United States, there have always been scores of service members captured, regardless of the precautions taken by the theater command.

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