Initial reports on captured US Soldier, Bowe Bergdahl, suggested he “lagged behind his patrol”. I thought about this and wondered what that could possibly mean. In all the training I’ve had, no one–I mean no one–was allowed to lag. And this guy’s an infantryman.
More recent reports are saying Bergdahl simply abandoned his post, violating the First General Order, and then has proceeded to violate the Code of Conduct, by making statements against his own country. The Taliban knows that America’s weakness is its own media’s portrayal of the American military.
Here’s Ralph Peters on Bergdahl: