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August court-martial for Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl

FILE - This undated file image provided by the U.S. Army shows Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl. The Pentagon's inspector general on Dec. 9, 2015, has told a House panel investigating the five Taliban Guantanamo Bay detainees released in exchange for Bergdahl... (Copyright by WSLS - All rights reserved)

FORT BRAGG, N.C. (AP) - Officials at Fort Bragg have scheduled two weeks in August for the court-martial of Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl on charges of desertion and misbehavior before the enemy.

The Fayetteville Observer reports (http://bit.ly/22NxulB) that the court-martial is scheduled to begin Aug. 8 and last through Aug. 19.

Bergdahl, who was held by the Taliban for five years after he walked off a base in Afghanistan, was arraigned during a short hearing last month on charges of desertion and misbehavior before the enemy. If convicted of desertion, he could get up to five years in prison.

A pretrial hearing is scheduled for Tuesday before Army Judge Col. Jeffery R. Nance, who will preside over future hearings, including the court-martial.

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Information from: The Fayetteville Observer, http://www.fayobserver.com

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