| Mar 13, 2012
| 4:32 PM
Like many of you, I live in a protective bubble when it comes to war. My children aren’t fighting overseas — my older son is 22, but he’s headed off to graduate school in the fall, not basic training —......
| Apr 26, 2012
| 4:38 PM
Violence across Afghanistan killed at least 18 people in 24 hours, officials said Thursday. Warmer weather, when snow melts in the mountain passes, traditionally brings an increase in fighting....
| Mar 23, 2012
| 11:50 AM
Army Staff Sgt. Robert Bales was charged Friday with 17 counts of murder and six counts of assault and attempted murder in a shooting rampage in Afghan villages, the U.S. military said.
Bales, 38, is accused of leaving a remote outpost in Kandahar...
| Mar 25, 2012
| 12:02 PM
KANDAHAR, Afghanistan (Reuters) - U.S. authorities have given cash compensation to the families of Afghans killed in a shooting rampage allegedly carried out by an American soldier in Kandahar province, a family member and a tribal elder said on Sunday....
| Mar 25, 2012
| 3:14 PM
he United States gave $860,000 to the families of people in Afghanistan killed or wounded in a shooting rampage that is being blamed on U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Robert Bales, two Afghan officials said Sunday.
The money includes $50,000 for each of 16...
| Mar 25, 2012
| 7:31 PM
A legal defense fund for Army Staff Sgt. Robert Bales, charged with 17 murders in a shooting rampage in an Afghan village, has been established, his wife said Saturday.
With the support of Bales' extended family, wife Kari formed The Staff Sergeant...
| Apr 19, 2012
| 8:39 AM
KABUL, Afghanistan -- Afghan President Hamid Karzaion Thursday condemned photos of U.S. soldiers posing with bodies of suspected insurgents as he called for "an accelerated and full transition of security responsibilities to Afghan forces."
| Apr 23, 2012
| 7:22 PM
BALTIMORE — One of the great charms of Baltimore is its lack of interest in running with the herd. Possessing a unique look and an entertainingly odd culture, it moves at a slow and steady pace, entirely out of step with the rest of the bustling...
| Mar 28, 2012
| 9:09 PM
The lawyer for Army Staff Sgt. Robert Bales, accused of killing 17 Afghan civilians, said Wednesday the military will have a difficult time trying to prove his client committed the crimes and that experts likely will find that Bales suffers frompost-...
| Mar 29, 2012
| 8:35 AM
U.S. militaryofficials have yet to gain access to the sites where 17 Afghans were killed in Kandahar, an obstacle that could make it more difficult to prosecute the American soldier accused of the multiple homicides.
U.S. personnel have not been able...
| Apr 3, 2012
| 4:29 AM
U.S. militaryinvestigators may travel as early as this week to the Afghan villages where an American soldier is alleged to have shot and killed 17 civilians last month in a shooting rampage.
It would be the first visit by U.S. investigators who had...
| May 20, 2012
A spy story worthy of John le Carre began and ended 70 years ago this summer in Chicago.
It had classic elements of an espionage tale — enemy agents landed from submarines, explosives hidden in the sand of an East Coast beach, orders written in...