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Lawmakers oppose request to pardon POW Bowe Bergdahl | MilitaryTimes

Lawmakers oppose request to pardon POW Bowe Bergdahl | MilitaryTimes

Members of Congress are pushing back against a presidential pardon request by controversial former prisoner of war Bowe Bergdahl, calling it the wrong message to send to the military and the country.

“Bowe Bergdahl’s decision to abandon his post in a combat zone during the height of the Afghan insurgency was a clear violation of the Uniformed Code of Military Justice,” Rep. Mike Coffman, R-Colo., wrote in a letter to the White House opposing the idea. “His actions must be judged by the pending court-martial.”

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