In the Media: November, 2017

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CNN: Bowe Bergdahl Defense Witnesses Describe His Mental State, Intelligence Contributions

Charles (Andy) Morgan, associate professor of national security and a forensic psychiatrist, testified Wednesday in the case of Bowe Bergdahl. He said Bergdahl suffers from numerous mental illnesses, including schizotypal personality disorder and post-traumatic stress disorder, as well as social anxiety/phobia and cognitive deficits. Bergdahl deserted his post as a United States army soldier and was captured and tortured by the Taliban. He was returned to the U.S. as part of a prisoner swap.