Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl on Tuesday was getting prepared for the grilling he may get from the Army. Bergdahl is scheduled to be formally questioned by an Army investigator Wednesday at Fort Sam Houston about his 2009 disappearance in Afghanistan. Bergdahl's attorney, Eugene Fidell, told NBC News that was meeting with his client Tuesday in San Antonio. Wednesday's questioning could likely extend into Thursday, Fidell said. The Army confirms there is no set timetable for the inquiry, according to Alayne Conway, an Army spokesperson.
"Conditions on the ground will dictate," Conway said in an e-mail. "The investigating officer and his team are prepared to remain as long as Sgt. Bergdahl is talking." Maj. Gen. Kenneth Dahl, a two-star general, was appointed to investigate Bergdahl's 2009 disappearance. When asked about what Bergdahl's defense will be, Fidell said he wouldn't discuss the merits of the case. He would also not reveal whether Bergdahl had met with his parents yet since returning to the U.S., calling it a "private matter." "We will be as cooperative as possible with General Dahl," Fidell said.
— Gabe Gutierrez
First published August 5 2014, 10:22 AM