As the Free Beacon noted, the consequences are serious for deserting to the enemy:
The U.S. Army announced Monday that the case of Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl has been recommended for trial by general court-martial.
The Army Times reported that Gen. Robert Abrams, the commanding general of Forces Command, made the referral. Bergdahl, who has been charged with desertion and misbehavior before the enemy, could be imprisoned for life.