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More time given for Bergdahl disappearance probe

Aug. 17, 2014 - 11:37AM   |  
Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl prepares to be interviewed by Army investigators. The Army began questioning Bergdahl about his disappearance in Afghanistan that led to five years in captivity by the Taliban, his attorney and an Army spokeswoman said Aug. 6.
Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl prepares to be interviewed by Army investigators. The Army began questioning Bergdahl about his disappearance in Afghanistan that led to five years in captivity by the Taliban, his attorney and an Army spokeswoman said Aug. 6. (Eugene R. Fidell / AP)
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SAN ANTONIO, TEXAS — A general investigating the disappearance of an Army sergeant in Afghanistan is getting several more weeks to complete his probe.

Army spokesman Wayne Hall said in an email Saturday that the final draft of the report on Sgt. Bowe Berdahl will take another three weeks to complete. Maj. Gen. Kenneth R. Dahl had 60 days from his June 16 appointment to finish his work. That deadline was Friday.

Hall says once Dahl submits his final report, it will undergo a separate legal review before being presented to Army leadership.

Bergdahl was held as a prisoner of war in Afghanistan for five years. His exchange for five Taliban leaders has generated criticism due to allegations Bergdahl was a deserter.

Bergdahl is currently stationed at Fort Sam Houston in Texas.

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