warning Hi, we've moved to USCANNENBERGMEDIA.COM. Visit us there!

Neon Tommy - Annenberg digital news

Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl Continues To Heal While New Details Surface

Sara Newman |
June 8, 2014 | 8:15 a.m. PDT

Deputy Editor

Bergdahl claims he was tortured, beaten and held in cage by Taliban (Twitpic/WEWS)
Bergdahl claims he was tortured, beaten and held in cage by Taliban (Twitpic/WEWS)
As conservatives and liberals alike continue to criticize the Bergdahl Prisoner Swap, details about Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl’s treatment in Afghanistan continue to surface. 

In what may appear to be an attempt to elicit greater support and understanding surrounding the controversial release of five Taliban prisoners from Guantánamo Bay, Cuba, Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl has told medical officials about the horrifying details of his detainment. 

READ MORE: The Bergdahl Prisoner Swap Stirs Up Criticism On Both Sides

After his failed escape efforts, Bergdahl recalls having been locked inside a metal cage in absolute darkness for weeks at a time trying to escape. 

Bergdahl is currently being treated in military hospital in Germany military hospital in Germany where he has been protected from the many criticisms of the prisoner swap and allegations of his desertion made by members of his former platoon.

READ MORE: Homecoming Celebration For Idaho Army Sergeant Bowe Bergdahl Cancelled 

 American officials report that while Bergdahl may be physically capable of traveling, he remains emotionally unprepared for the pressures of reuniting with his family.

Army officials plan to complete a "comprehensive review" of the circumstances under which Bergdahl left his outpost as soon as he is ready to participate.

Read the full story here.  

Contact Deputy Editor Sara Newman here. Follow her on Twitter here



Craig Gillespie directed this true story about "the most daring rescue mission in the history of the U.S. Coast Guard.”

Watch USC Annenberg Media's live State of the Union recap and analysis here.