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Bergdahl's Facebook posts, personal writings show frustration, struggle to maintain stability

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FILE - In this file image taken from video obtained from Voice Of Jihad Website, which has been authenticated based on its contents and other AP reporting, Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl, right, stands with a Taliban fighter in eastern Afghanistan. Bergdahl was freed in a swap in which the U.S. freed five Taliban detainees, a diplomatic victory for the insurgent group. In a belt from Iraq to Pakistan, militants scored a series of successes the past weeks, a sign of their continued power 13 years into the U.S. "war on terrorism." (AP Photo/Voice Of Jihad Website via AP video, File)The Associated Press

In public Facebook posts written before he vanished from his military base in Afghanistan, Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl spoke of his frustration with the world.

He criticized military commanders and mused about how to stop violence.

But in his personal writings, he seemed to focus his frustrations on himself and his struggle to maintain his mental stability.

Together, the writings paint a portrait of a man who was dealing with two conflicts — one fought with bullets and bombs, the other fought within himself.

Bergdahl was recently released after five years as the Taliban's prisoner. His Facebook page — under the name "Wandering Monk" — was suspended on Wednesday by Facebook for a violation of terms. Bergdahl's last post was made a few weeks before his capture.

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Associated Press researchers Rhonda Shafner and Susan James contributed to this report.

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