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Bergdahl lawyer asks military court to make interrogation, summary of investigation public


HOUSTON — The lawyer for Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl, the soldier held prisoner by the Taliban for five years, is asking a military court to publicly release a transcript of Bergdahl's interview with military officials and a summary of an investigation into his disappearance.

Defense attorney Eugene Fidell has unsuccessfully tried to get the Army to make the documents public while Bergdahl faces charges, including desertion, for leaving his post in Afghanistan in 2009.

On Monday, Fidell asked the U.S. Army Court of Criminal Appeals in Virginia to release the documents. He says they should be made public because they were introduced during last week's Article 32 hearing in the case.

Using information from that hearing, military officials are deciding whether Bergdahl should face a court-martial, similar to a civilian criminal trial.

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