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Military: Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl to Be Arraigned Tuesday at Fort Bragg

by Halimah Abdullah /

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Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl will be arraigned Tuesday at Fort Bragg, N.C., U.S. military officials said Thursday.

Bergdahl, who is facing a court-martial, was captured by the Taliban after he left his post in Afghanistan in June 2009. He was released in May in a prisoner swap for five Taliban commanders held at the U.S. naval base at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba.

Related: Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl Facing Court Martial

The Army began its investigation after Bergdahl was returned to Fort Sam Houston in San Antonio, Texas, where he's been working a desk job. He was charged in March with desertion and misbehavior before the enemy — charges that carry a potential life sentence.

Under the military justice system, an arraignment is generally the accused's first appearance before a military judge, officials said.

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