2. I will never surrender of my own free will. If in command, I will never surrender my men while they still have the means to resist.
3. If I am captured, I will continue to resist by all means available. I will make every effort to escape and aid others to escape. I will accept neither parole nor special favors from the enemy.
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4. If I become a prisoner of war, I will keep faith with my fellow prisoners. I will give no information, or take part in any action which might be harmful to my comrades. If I am senior, I will take command. If not, I will obey the lawful orders of those appointed over me and will back them up in every way.
5. When questioned, should I become a prisoner of war, I am bound to give only name, rank, service number and date of birth. I will evade answering further questions to the utmost of my ability. I will make no oral or written statements disloyal to my country and its allies or harmful to their cause.
I am not advocating punishment for Bergdahl. I don’t know enough about the facts of the case, and judgement lies with his chain of command and the UCMJ. I am advocating an investigation into the actions of our president and commander-in-chief in regard to releasing these terrorists. The American people need to know the facts in this case because the information released so far doesn’t pass the sniff test.
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