A mere two weeks into 2016 and it’s clear that military and veteran issues are already dominating the news. From cities pledging to end veteran homelessness to the Defense Department’s implementation of new goals and procedures related to the Medal of Honor and other combat awards, 2016 is shaping up to be a big year for our nation’s military and veterans.
Our Cover Story this week focuses on another big military story that is receiving a lot of media attention: the continuing investigation into the disappearance and capture of U.S. Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl. Bergdahl spent almost five years in Taliban captivity before his release in May 2014, but the circumstances surrounding his initial disappearance have been questioned by many here at home. The controversy of his capture and eventual release – that freed five enemy commanders from Guantanamo Bay – was recently thrust back into the spotlight when his story became the subject of the popular podcast Serial.