Team Leader: We intercepted chatter that Bergdahl wanted to speak directly to Taliban

Former Army Sgt. Evan Buetow, Bowe Bergdahl’s Team Leader, spoke with Jake Tapper today to explain exactly what happened with Bergdahl’s disappearance. The highlight of the interview is below where he explains how they knew Bergdahl was trying to speak to the Taliban after he disappeared. In short, they heard it via communications chatter that Bergdahl was seeking out someone who spoke English so he could talk to the Taliban.

He also describes in more detail than I’ve heard why he believes Bergdahl was aiding the Taliban in their attacks on US troops.


The first part of the interview with Beutow is below where explains why he felt Bergdahl had deserted how they spent 60 days searching for him:

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