In August 2014, then-Major General Kenneth Dahl interviewed Bowe Bergdahl as part of an investigation into the circumstances of his capture. Here is the transcript of their discussion.
This brief overview shows where points along Bowe Bergdahl’s timeline fall within the bigger context of the Afghan war.
Jason Dempsey on the counterinsurgency—COIN—mission and the end game in Afghanistan. Dempsey, who was an officer at the battalion and brigade level, did tours in Iraq and Afghanistan. He has served as a combat advisor to the Afghans and has taught at West Point. He was in Afghanistan when Bowe Bergdahl was captured and went back again in 2012 and 2014.
From the soldier to the brigade, here’s how the command structure typically works.