Trump dubs Bowe Bergdahl verdict as 'disgrace'

ANI | Updated: Nov 04, 2017 02:48 IST

Washington D.C. [United States], November 4 (ANI): Criticising a judge's decision to not give Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl any jail time for deserting his post in Afghanistan, United States President Donald Trump said that it was "a complete and total disgrace."

In a Twitter post, Trump wrote, "The decision on Sergeant Bergdahl is a complete and total disgrace to our Country and to our Military."

Trump's tweet comes after the military judge, Army Col. Jeffrey Nance, ruled Bergdahl should be dishonorably discharged from the U.S. Army but will avoid prison time, reported The Hill.

The judge also ruled that Bergdahl's rank be reduced from sergeant to private.

In addition to this, he will be required to pay a $1,000 fine from his salary for the next 10 months.

Bergdahl pleaded guilty to the charges of desertion and misbehaviour last month.

He left his post in Afghanistan in 2009, and endured five years of imprisonment with the Taliban.

According to the reports, the massive military search for Bergdahl resulted in the death of six American soldiers.

Bergdahl was released in May 2014 after former president Barack Obama's administration traded five detainees at Guantanamo Bay. (ANI)