Bergdahl was kept in darkness for weeks
June 9 , 2014
US officials have told the media that Bowe Bergdahl was kept in a shark cage in darkness for probably months.
They mentioned that the recently released soldier is doing good physically but he's not ready to reunite with his family just yet. "Physically, he could be put on a plane to the US tomorrow, but there are still a couple of mental criteria to address: the family unification piece and the media exposure piece," an official said.
There's no guarantee as to when he will return to his country even though he is showing signs of improvement. The New York Times notes that he doesn't like being called sergeant. "I didn't go before the boards," he says. "I didn't earn it."