Bowe Bergdahl court martial delayed until 2017

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Bowe Bergdahl disappeared in June 2009 after he finished his guard shift at a combat outpost in southeastern Afghanistan's Paktika province.

Bowe Bergdahl disappeared in June 2009 after he finished his guard shift at a combat outpost in southeastern Afghanistan’s Paktika province.

Judge Jeffery Nance has decided Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl will face court martial February 6, 2017, the judge announced Tuesday at a hearing at Ft. Bragg in North Carolina.

Bergdahl’s court martial for charges of desertion and endangering fellow soldiers was previously proposed for December but Nance had scheduling concerns.

Nance also directed the prosecution to establish a digital public reading room for unclassified documents in the case. The defense had previously established a public room for their documents.

Bergdahl disappeared from his base in Afghanistan in June 2009 and was held in captivity by the Taliban until May 2014.

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