Bowe Bergdahl Arrives Back in the U.S. After 5 Years

Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl, right, stands with a Taliban fighter in eastern Afghanistan in an image taken from video obtained from Voice Of Jihad Website.

Bowe Bergdahl is back home in the United States. He landed in San Antonio, Texas, early Friday on a flight from Ramstein Air Base in Germany.
Bergdahl was then transported to the San Antonio Military Medical Facility on Fort Sam Houston, the Pentagon announced, where he will be reunited with his family and continue his medical treatment and recovery after spending five years as a Taliban captive.

"U.S. Army South is the lead command for reintegration and will ensure Sgt. Bergdahl receives the necessary care, time and space to complete the process," a U.S. Army spokesperson said in a statement. "Among other components of this phase, Sgt. Bergdahl will continue to receive medical treatment and debriefings."
Bowe Bergdahl

People are greeted on arrival at Lackland Air Force Base in San Antonio Texas early morning on June 13, 2014.
Bergdahl was captured in Afghanistan in June 2009. He was released on May 31 in a controversial deal struck by the Obama administration, in which five senior Taliban officials were released from detention at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba.
Pentagon spokesman Navy Rear Adm. John Kirby said that now the "focus remains on his health and wellbeing," and that there is no timeline for the end of this process yet. The circumstances surrounding Bergdahl's disappearance from the Afghanistan army base in 2009, when he walked away from his post, are still unclear. Officials said the army has not begun an official inquiry into Bergdahl's capture yet.
Only after Bergdahl gets fully reintegrated will the army "continue its comprehensive review into the circumstances of his disappearance and captivity," according to a statement.
UPDATE, June 13, 4:31 p.m. ET: Bergdahl is in stable condition, an Army spokesperson said during a press conference on Friday afternoon. His family is still not in Texas, the Associated Press reported, since it's the soldier that determines when to reunite with his relatives.
Additional reporting from the Associated Press

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