Bowe Bergdahl Arrives in the US

Photo Credit: Fox News Bowe Bergdahl, the US Army sergeant who spent five years as a captive in Afghanistan before being traded for five high-profile Taliban leaders, arrived at an Army medical center in San Antonio, Fox News confirms.

A Pentagon spokesman, Rear Adm. John Kirby, said Bergdahl arrived early Friday at Brooke Army Medical Center in San Antonio on a flight from Ramstein Air Base. The Idaho native is expected to be reunited there with his family.

He was captured in Afghanistan in June 2009 and released by the Taliban on May 31 in a deal struck by the Obama administration in which five Taliban officials were released from detention.

Kirby said that Bergdahl will — quote “continue the next phase of his reintegration process” at the Texas base. It is not known how long he will remain there or if and when he will be questioned about the circumstances behind his apparently voluntary departure from an Army base in Afghanistan in 2009.

Defense officials have said that Bergdahl’s case will undergo a full investigation. It is not known whether his mental state is currently an issue, but a journal he kept as well as Facebook posts written in the weeks leading up to his disappearance, have revealed a portrait of a young man frustrated with authority and attempting to deal with mental instability.

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