DoD broke law in Bergdahl swap, says watchdog group
POSTED: Thursday, August 21, 2014 - 2:42pm
UPDATED: Monday, August 25, 2014 - 12:34pm
(KETK) — A U.S. watchdog group has determined the Department of Defense broke the law when the swap for Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl was made earlier this year.
According to a decision posted to the U.S. Government Accountability Office's page, Congress should have been notified 30 days prior to the swap of Berghdahl for five Guantanamo Bay detainees.
The decision violated the Antideficiency Act and section 8111 of the Department of Defense Appropriations Act.