In an appearance on CNN with Jake Tapper, former Army Sgt. Evan Buetow, U.S. Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl’s team leader on the night he disappeared from his base in Afghanistan, said that Bergdahl’s desertion changed the nature of his squad’s operation, and that he was unhappy with the Obama’s praise of Bergdahl.
Buetow stated “when Bergdahl left the entire mission statement and the whole mission changed. Everything went to a recovery mission.” He also said that declarations that Bergdahl served honorably “made me upset” because stating “the exact opposite of what happened and it is a slap in the face.”Bergdahl “is no hero, he’s a deserter.”