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June 5, 2014

A shameful rush to judgment on Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl

Bergdahl had spent five years in enemy captivity after leaving his post in Afghanistan. Yes, he might eventually and convincingly be characterized as a deserter, as so many of his military colleagues and others who are quick to judge want to put it now. But Bergdahl’s episode — the story of a possibly troubled young man in the midst of a troubling war — is still clouded by a profound lack of answers and of humanity.

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