Army Sgt Bowe Bergdahl has been charged by the U.S. military, with one count each of desertion, officials released Wednesday morning.
Bergdahl quit his post in Afghanistan before being caught and kept captive for five years. For that, he looks at charges that bring a maximum sentence of life in a prison.
The Army concluded its analysis to the situations of the capture of Bergdahl in December. Gen. Mark Milley of U.S. Army Forces Command made the decision to charge Bergdahl.
Bergdahl now faces a military process just like a grand jury determining whether charges are appropriate, then he might face courtmartial proceedings.
Bowe Bergdahl was traded for 5 Taliban commanders, a move questioned by many.