The U.S. Army has begun to investigate the circumstances surrounding the disappearance and capture of Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl from his post in Afghanistan in 2009, the Pentagon said in a statement Monday.
The Army appointed Maj. Gen. Kenneth Dahl, an officer with Afghanistan combat experience, to lead the probe but did not provide a timeline for its completion.
The Pentagon said Dahl would not interview Bergdahl until the reintegration team clears him for this type of questioning so there was no way to determine when it could conclude.
“The primary function of this investigation, as in any other investigation, is to ascertain facts and report them to the appointing authority,” the Pentagon said in statement. “These types of investigations are not uncommon and serve to establish the facts on the ground following an incident.”
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