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11-09-2017, 07:36 PM
U.S. Army Mulls over Whether to Give Bergdahl $300,000 in Back Pay

The U.S. Army is mulling over whether to give Pvt. Bowe Bergdahl $300,000 worth of back pay and other benefits that he accrued while in captivity with the Taliban.

Bergdahl, 31, had been captured by the Taliban after he walked off his base in Afghanistan, and pleaded guilty to desertion charges. A military judge ruled that Bergdahl be dishonorably discharged and demoted in rank from sergeant to private for his sentence, but that he serve no prison time.

But after Bergdahl pleaded guilty to desertion charges, the Army is weighing whether the private could still be considered a prisoner of war, according to Fox News.

Prisoners of war and other soldiers in captivity are entitled to exclusive benefits, such as $150,000 worth of special compensation. They are also eligible for hostile-fire pay and basic pay for their usual duties while in captivity.

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