Bergdahl Could Collect 5 Years Of Back Pay, Benefits | Air Force Times | Airforcetimes.com
But its not clear when or even if Bergdahl will see any of that money. Bergdahls Taliban captors released him June 1 as part of a controversial prisoner swap. Since then, he has been at a military hospital in Germany, where hes listed in stable condition. After Bergdahl returns home and completes the reintegration process, Army officials say he will face an investigation into allegations that he left his post in Afghanistan without permission. That could lead to criminal charges of being absent without leave or desertion. In Washington, Bergdahl has swiftly become a lightning rod for President Obamas critics who say the commander in chief should not negotiate with terrorists and who question whether Bergdahl was worth the trade that simultaneously released five Taliban captives from the military prison at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. The Army was unable to provide details about Bergdahls pay as Friday afternoon, but a spokeswoman said the service was pursuing answers to Miltiary Times questions.