SAN ANTONIO (AP) — Bowe Bergdahl's lead attorney says the Army sergeant won't be testifying at the hearing to determine if he should face a court-martial for leaving his post in Afghanistan six years ago.

Eugene Fidell said Friday before beginning his defense of Bergdahl that the lengthy sworn statement Bergdahl gave military investigators last year includes everything relevant he has to say about his situation.

Bergdahl is charged with desertion and misbehavior before the enemy. If he's tried and convicted of the misbehavior charge, he could get life in prison.

The Article 32 is being held at Fort Sam Houston in San Antonio, where Bergdahl has been stationed since being recovered in a prisoner exchange with the Taliban after five years in captivity.