Washington, DC – The United States Army Forces Command has served courts-martial charges on SGT Bowe Bergdahl for desertion. Rep. Ron DeSantis (FL-06), a Naval Reserve Officer, former military prosecutor, and Chairman of the Subcommittee on National Security, issued the following statement:

"President Obama's release of five seasoned Taliban terrorists harmed the national security of the United States.  The Obama administration deceptively lionized the service record of Bowe Bergdahl as a way to distract from the gravity of releasing such hardened terrorists, and it was the outcry from Bergdahl's unit members that demonstrated the problems with the Obama narrative.  Deserting during wartime is an extremely serious offense and Bergdahl's conduct needs to be judged at a court-martial."