US Army starts questioning Bergdahl about capture

The US Army and a defense attorney say military investigators have begun questioning Bowe Bergdahl about his disappearance in Afghanistan that led to five years in captivity by the Taliban.

AFP| Last Updated: Aug 07, 2014, 05:04 AM IST

The US Army and a defense attorney say military investigators have begun questioning Bowe Bergdahl about his disappearance in Afghanistan that led to five years in captivity by the Taliban.

Eugene R. Fidell says his client is cooperating with the investigation in Texas on Wednesday.

Fidell declined to comment on what Bergdahl is being asked.

An Army spokeswoman says Bergdahl was advised of his rights.

The investigation`s findings will help determine whether the 28-year-old is prosecuted for desertion or faces any other disciplinary action.

Bergdahl had been receiving care since returning to the United States on June 13 after his release by the Taliban on May 31.

Earlier this month, the Army announced Bergdahl was given a desk job.