Do you think doing a prisoner swap of Bergdahl for 5 top Taliban prisoners was a good trade? Do you think it will result in more soldier abductions now that they know that they can use them to trade? Does the fact that Bergdahl was probably a deserter affect how you feel about this?
As some question whether Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl is a hero or a deserter, President Barack Obama is defending the decision to secure the soldier's release from his Taliban captors in exchange for transferring five prisoners out of Guantanamo Bay, Cuba.
"We don't leave men and women in uniform behind," he said during a news conference in Warsaw, Poland, on Tuesday.
"This is what happens at the end of wars," Obama said of the prisoner swap. "Regardless of the circumstances, we still get an American soldier back if he's held in captivity. Period."
Five Taliban prisoners in U.S. custody were transferred to Qatar, where, Obama said, he is confident that they would not endanger U.S. security because the Qataris will monitor them closely.
A senior U.S. official says the assurances from the Qataris are "pretty darn good," and that Obama knew beforehand that his decision would generate debate.
Bergdahl, the last American soldier held captive from the Iraq and Afghanistan conflicts, is at Landstuhl Regional Medical Center in Germany, where he will remain until he completes his treatment, a U.S. defense official there told CNN.
After that, he'll return to the United States and go to a San Antonio military base, the official said.
Bergdahl is in stable condition and is being treated for conditions related to five years of captivity, the hospital said Tuesday. Citing privacy laws, the medical center did not provide specifics about his medical condition.
He is undergoing a period of "reintegration" that includes decompression and help from doctors, security officers, lawyers, chaplains, his family and more, the hospital said.
"The goal is to return him to family and society and on the path to complete recovery," the medical center said, adding that there is no timeline for the recovery process.
Circumstances of capture uncertain
But not all share the sense of pride about the deal that released the prisoner of war.
Many of those who served with Bergdahl call him a deserter whose "selfish act" ended up costing the lives of others.
According to firsthand accounts from soldiers in his platoon, Bergdahl, while on guard duty, shed his weapons and walked off an observation post with nothing more than a compass, a knife, water, a digital camera and a diary.
At least six soldiers were killed in subsequent searches for Bergdahl, according to soldiers involved in operations to find him. The Pentagon was not able to provide details on specific operations in which any soldiers killed during that time were involved.
Also, many soldiers in Bergdahl's platoon said attacks seemed to increase against the United States in Paktika province in the days and weeks following his disappearance.
But the accounts surrounding the circumstances of his disappearance remain uncertain. Published accounts have varied widely, from claims that he walked off the post to claims that he was grabbed from a latrine.
A reporter asked Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel on Sunday whether Bergdahl had left his post without permission or deserted -- and, if so, whether he would be punished. Hagel didn't answer directly.
A senior U.S. defense official told CNN there was an Army fact-finding investigation in the months after Bergdahl's disappearance. The report discusses the likelihood that Bergdahl left under his own free will.
But the commander who signed the report apparently indicated the door had to be left open for final conclusions until hearing directly from Bergdahl, the official said.
'Innocent until proven guilty'
The question's of Bergdahl's conduct is separate from the effort to recover any missing U.S. soldier, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Martin Dempsey said in a statement.
"As for the circumstances of his capture, when he is able to provide them, we'll learn the facts," Dempsey said. "Like any American, he is innocent until proven guilty."
He added: "Our Army's leaders will not look away from misconduct if it occurred."
Bergdahl has not been interrogated yet by U.S. officials because he is still undergoing medical care, Obama said at the news conference. The President added that Bergdahl has not met with his family, either.
The questions about the circumstances of Bergdahl's capture in Afghanistan were immaterial to the U.S. government's efforts to get him back, Obama said.
"Whatever the circumstances may turn out to be, we still get an American soldier back if he is held in captivity. Period. Full stop. We don't condition that," he said.
It will be up to the Army to decide whether to reopen the investigation officially.
Obama was asked why Congress wasn't consulted about the prisoner exchange. The President said that over the years, the White House had talked with Congress about the possible need for such an exchange, and that officials had to move quickly when the opportunity arose.