Former Taliban prisoner Sergeant Bergdahl faces serious charges in connection with his disappearance and capture.

With those charges still pending, season 2 of NPR’s popular podcast Serial is about the Bergdahl case:

[I]n March, the military charged Bergdahl with two crimes, one of which carries the possibility of a life sentence. Through all of this, Bergdahl has been quiet. He hasn’t spoken to the press or done any interviews on TV. He’s been like a ghost at the center of a raucous fight.

Now, in Season Two, we get to hear what he has to say.

For this season, Sarah Koenig teams up with filmmaker Mark Boal and Page 1 to find out why one idiosyncratic guy decided to walk away, into Afghanistan, and how the consequences of that decision have spun out wider and wider. It’s a story that has played out in unexpected ways from the start. And it’s a story that’s still going on.

In a related development, the House Armed Services Committee released its report into the circumstances of Sergeant Bergdahl’s recovery: “The Department of Defense’s May 2014 Transfer to Qatar of five law-of-war detainees in connection with the recovery of a captive U.S. soldier.” Lawfare Blog has details here.

2 Responses to “Season 2 of NPR’s podcast Serial: Bergdahl”

  1. Cheap Seats says:

    Wuterich subpoenas, anyone?

  2. anon says:

    CNN did replay portions Bergdahl’s interview.  Not sure tactically I agree that the publicity (or information relayed in interview) is in his best interest . . .  but a good example for TDS counsel involved in high profile cases to consider for cost/benefit analysis of pre-trial publicity.