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Hagel call on Bergdahl 'judgment'

US Defence Secretary Chuck Hagel says it is unfair to the family of released captive Sgt Bowe Bergdahl to leap to conclusions about his behaviour in uniform.

Mr Hagel said: "We don't do that in the United States. We rely on facts."

Mr Hagel said the Army will review of all the circumstances surrounding how he left his unit and was captured by the Taliban, and added: "It's not my place as a former sergeant in the Army to decide who's worthy of being a sergeant and who isn't."

Sgt Bergdahl was released on Saturday after five years of captivity by the Taliban in exchange for five top Taliban officials.


From Belfast Telegraph