Sergeant Bowe Bergdahl is reportedly returning to active duty, six weeks after being released from from Taliban captivity in a prisoner swap with the United States. (Via U.S. Army)
The New York Times broke the story on Monday, with Defense Department officials telling the paper that Bergdahl has finished therapy and counseling at San Antonio's Fort Sam Houston.
Bergdahl will be living in barracks with two other soldiers, that will help him adjust to his return in Army life. (Via The Telegraph)
"Word is he will likely rejoin a unit somewhere in Texas, where he has been undergoing therapy, because logically that puts him close to the medical team that's been helping treat him." (Via CNN)
There has been controversy surrounding the exchange for Bergdahl. Soldiers that served with Bergdahl say the sergeant deserted his post.
Senator Carl Levin, Chariman of the Senate Armed Services Committee, released letters on Thursday from the Joint Chiefs of Staff, with all seven supporting the prisoner exchange.
"Each of these military leaders emphasized a simple principle – America does not leave its troops behind," Levin said. "The unanimous support of the Joint Chiefs for securing Sergeant Bergdahl’s release is a powerful statement on the importance of that commitment." (Via U.S. Senate)
This comes not long after a Twitter account associated with the Taliban released a photo of Bergdahl smiling and posing with a Taliban leader who was killed in a U.S. drone strike in 2012. The account has tweeted frequently about how Bergdahl was treated humanely while in captivity. (Via Twitter / @khorasan313)
Bergdahl will also reportedly meet with Maj. Gen. Kenneth R. Dahl, the officer who is investigating Bergdahl's disappearence from his post in 2009.