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Kandahar Massacre (2012)

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  • Judge rejects call to oust prosecution in Afghan massacre case

    SEATTLE — A military court judge ruled Wednesday that prosecutors in the case of an American soldier who pleaded guilty to a murderous rampage in Afghanistan should not be dismissed from the trial for reading a document they weren't supposed to...
  • Afghan massacre was his own 'act of cowardice,' Bales testifies

    JOINT BASE LEWIS-McCHORD, Wash. — The U.S. soldier who pleaded guilty more than two months ago to killing 16 Afghan civilians, including women and children, and injuring many more, condemned what he did as an "act of cowardice" Thursday and...
  • Obama Out Of Sync With Public Opinion

    So, the stars finally aligned and our senior leaders in Washington all concurred about an important public policy initiative. Yet, even with their agreement to bomb Syria, President Barack Obama, House Speaker John Boehner and House Minority Leader...
  • Sgt. Bales: 'You Guys Are Going to Thank me,' Soldiers Testify

    Sgt. Bales: 'You Guys Are Going to Thank me,' Soldiers Testify
    TACOMA, Wash. -- Army Staff Sgt. Robert Bales told his fellow soldiers they would be grateful to him in fighting season “come June” following a shooting rampage in which he is accused of killing 16 Afghan civilians. “He said, ‘You guys are going to thank...
  • Timeline: Deadly Mass Killings

    A gunman at a Connecticut elementary school killed 26 people, including 20 children, on Friday. It is among the world's worst mass shootings. Here is a look at some others: The...
  • Taliban reject talks as Karzai demands Western pullback

     
    In twin blows to American efforts to wage war and negotiate peace in Afghanistan, President Hamid Karzai on Thursday demanded a quicker end to the Western combat mission and a pullback of NATO troops from rural areas, while the Taliban movement declared a...
  • U.S. soldier accused of massacre transferred out of Afghanistan

     
    The U.S. soldier who allegedly committed a massacre in Kandahar has been transferred out of Afghanistan, according to a senior defense official....
  • Panetta visits Afghainstan in wake of shooting rampage

     
    REPORTING FROM CAMP BASTION, AFGHANISTAN -- Defense Secretary Leon E. Panetta arrived in southern Afghanistan on Wednesday in the aftermath of a shooting rampage blamed on an American soldier that has shaken the U.S-led war effort. Panetta's long-...
  • Source: Afghanistan slaying suspect first failed to mention children

     
    Army Staff Sgt. Robert Bales initially asserted that he had shot several Afghan men outside a U.S. combat outpost in southern Afghanistan on March 11 and did not mention that a dozen women and children were among the dead, according to a senior U.S....
  • Afghan leader Karzai at 'end of rope' over civilian deaths

     
    Afghan President Hamid Karzai, in a fresh outburst of angry rhetoric against the United States, declared he was at the “end of the rope” over civilian deaths in the war and what he described as excessive U.S. secrecy over the probe into a...
  • Afghan shooting: U.S. pays $50,000 per villager killed

     
    The U.S. government has paid $50,000 in compensation for each of the Afghan villagers who were killed in a shooting rampage in which an American soldier faces murder charges, Afghan officials said Sunday. Families of the wounded received $11,000 per...
  • U.S. boosts compensation for grisly Afghanistan killings

     
    The U.S. paid families of Afghans killed earlier this month in a shooting spree allegedly committed by an American soldier substantially more than it usually does in such cases because of the horrific nature of the massacre, according to senior military...