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Gens. John Allen and David Petraeus have been stupid in their misuse of technology, for a flirtation in the case of the former and an affair in the case of the latter ("Pieces of a puzzle," Nov. 14). As philanderers, these two men are abject failures, and...
The American soldier accused of massacring 17 people in a solo rampage on a remote southern Afghanistan village faces multiple charges of murder and attempted murder. Whisked out of the country by the Army, he is now being held at Fort Leavenworth, Kan....
Susan Reimer's column on the U.S. soldier accused of murdering 17 Afghan civilians was the most outrageous and offensive nonsense I have ever read ("War makes you crazy, both there and here," March 26). She feels nothing for the innocent, murdered...
The News TribuneAttorneys for the Joint Base Lewis-McChord soldier accused of murdering 16 Afghan civilians last spring are five weeks from a deadline for declaring whether they intend to use a mental health defense at his court-martial. Staff Sgt. Robert Bales faces...
The Salina Journal, Kan.The trash on the side of Interstate Highway 70 might go unnoticed to most people, but not Tyler Paulson. There was a time for Paulson when that bag of trash sitting on the side of the road would bring back memories of roadside bombs hidden in trash in...
JOINT BASE LEWIS-MCCHORD, Wash. — Army Staff Sgt. Robert Bales, accused of killing 16 villagers and wounding six more in Afghanistan, will undergo a government sanity review this weekend to determine his mental state, his attorneys said. Bales...
Tags: Military Justice, Lawyers, Prosecution, Murder, Bradley Manning
A Marine who urinated on the corpses of Taliban fighters in a video seen worldwide pleaded guilty Wednesday to several charges at a court-martial at Camp Lejeune, N.C. Staff Sgt. Edward W. Deptola admitted desecrating the remains and posing with the...
This post has been corrected, as indicated below.Staff Sgt. Robert Bales, accused of killing 16 villagers in Afghanistan, deferred entering a plea when he appeared Thursday morning for his arraignment at a hearing at Joint Base Lewis-McChord, south of Seattle. A veteran of three tours in Iraq before...
Army Staff Sgt. Robert Bales, accused of killing 16 civilians in Afghanistan, will undergo a sanity review before a mental health defense can be presented, a military judge decided Thursday. Col. Jeffery Nance ordered the review, a step in the ongoing...
Tags: Defense, Judges, Murder, Steroids, Justice System
Robert KoehlerHey, loser! And so the nail is driven in. This is isolation; this is the coffin. And there are so many ways of saying it. The social context of being human has been shattered for far too many people, and one manifestation of this is the eerie rise in...
Tags: Robert Koehler, Suicide, Murder, Sociology, Adam Lanza
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...
SEATTLE -- The commanders at Joint Base Lewis-McChord have decided to refer the case against Army Staff Sgt. Robert Bales for a general court-martial on charges that he murdered 16 civilians in a late-night shooting rampage outside a remote Army outpost...
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