An anonymous soldier details his experience after Bowe’s disappearance. The soldier, along with 34 other men, was briefed on the hostage rescue/recovery mission for Bowe. The soldier then flew to Bowe’s last location, which is where they were told Bowe’s unit was ambushed. Upon arrival, the soldier notes no evidence of bullet shell casings.
This [ambush] has been proven false through written statements, including those of my unit commander.
As more negative information came out about Bowe, several units stopped looking for him. After analyzing the videos of Bowe made by his Taliban captors, the anonymous soldier concluded that Bowe vowed to help the Afghan people.
Bergdahl became a sympathizer, walked off his post to seek out the Taliban in order to join their ranks, help and live with them.
According to the soldier, the Taliban seek to release more prisoners, and warns it is now a dangerous environment for American soldiers who may captured for similar hostage exchanges.