Reporter - Tom McNamara

Aug 4, 2014 11:33 PM

Freed Taliban captive Bergdahl to face new questioning

Washington - He has eagerly taken on the most complex legal questions of the 21st-century American military - the future of Guantanamo Bay, the fate of Private Chelsea Manning, the role of commanders in prosecuting sexual assault.

And now he's Bowe Bergdahl's lawyer.

Eugene R. Fidell, a former judge advocate in the Coast Guard who teaches military justice at Yale Law School, will represent the sergeant and former Taliban captive as the Army completes an investigation into whether he deserted in 2009.

Fidell, in an interview Wednesday with NBC News, would not discuss strategy. But he said that Bergdahl has been "entirely cooperative with the government" since he was returned to the United States in May in exchange for five Guantanamo detainees.

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