美军士兵伯格达尔认罪开小差、品行不端

编辑:给力英语新闻 更新:2017年11月4日 作者:美国之音(VOA News)

这是美军中士伯格达尔在被塔利班关押期间的照片(2010年)
这是美军中士伯格达尔在被塔利班关押期间的照片(2010年)

被塔利班叛乱武装拘押5年,之后在战俘互换中得以获释的美国陆军中士鲍·伯格达尔,星期一对擅离职守置战友于危险境地的指控认罪。

在北卡罗来纳州布拉格堡的一家军事法院听讯时,伯格达尔就针对自己在面对敌人时开小差和品行不端等指控表示认罪。第二项指控最高可判刑终身监禁。

伯格达尔2009年在离开自己偏远的哨位后不久,被塔利班武装抓获,引发了一场军事搜捕行动。这名来自爱达荷州的军人曾经表示,他希望他的失踪会引起震惊并引发人们关注他所在部队的问题。

2014年,美国政府以释放拘禁于古巴关达那摩湾美国军事监狱的五名塔利班囚犯作为交换条件,让伯格达尔得以获释。奥巴马总统因此受到共和党人的抨击,他们称奥巴马交换俘虏的此举对美国国家安全构成破坏。

US Soldier Bergdahl Pleads Guilty to Desertion, Misbehavior Before Enemy

U.S. Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl, who was held by Taliban insurgents in Afghanistan for five years before being freed in a prisoner swap, pleaded guilty Monday to charges that he endangered comrades by walking off his post.

At a court martial hearing in Fort Bragg, North Carolina, Bergdahl pleaded guilty to charges of desertion and misbehavior before the enemy. The latter carries a maximum sentence of life in prison.

Bergdahl was captured by the Taliban shortly after he left his remote post in 2009, prompting an extensive manhunt. The soldier from Idaho previously explained his actions saying he merely intended to cause alarm and draw attention to what he saw as problems with his unit.

Bergdahl was freed from captivity in 2014 in exchange for five Taliban detainees held at the U.S. military prison in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. His high-profile case drew national political attention. President Barack Obama was criticized by Republicans who claimed the prisoner trade jeopardized the nation's security. Then-candidate Donald Trump repeatedly called Bergdahl a "traitor" who should be executed.

Speaking last year in an on-camera interview by a British filmmaker, which aired Monday on ABC News, Bergdahl said Trump's comments would make his chance for a fair trial impossible.

“We may as well go back to kangaroo courts and lynch mobs that got what they wanted,” Bergdahl said. “The people who want to hang me, you’re never going to convince those people.”

U.S. Army Forces Command spokesman Paul Boyce told VOA ahead of Bergdahl's plea that the Army continues “to maintain careful respect for the military-judicial process, the rights of the accused, and ensuring the case's fairness and impartiality during this ongoing legal case.”

Pentagon correspondent Carla Babb contributed to this report.