Court martial arraignment for Bowe Bergdahl
Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl was arraigned on charges of desertion and misbehavior before the enemy during a hearing preceding his court martial at Fort Bragg, North Carolina, on Tuesday. Wearing a blue military dress uniform, Bergdahl did not enter a plea, did not indicate a preference for a jury or bench trial and spoke only when responding to the judge. Approximately 50 people, an even split of media members and military personnel, attended the 11-minute proceeding.
The U.S. soldier was held for five years by the Taliban in Afghanistan. He disappeared in Afghanistan in 2009 after walking away from his post.
The Taliban released him in May 2014 when the U.S. swapped him for five detainees in Guantanamo Bay.
The next hearing is January 12.