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Robert Bales

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  • Bales on Afghan village massacre: 'Sir, I intended to kill them'

    The U.S. Army staff sergeant accused of slaughtering 16 Afghan civilians in two villages pleaded guilty Wednesday in a move expected to spare him from the death penalty. And when a military judge asked Robert Bales, 39, why he slaughtered the men, women...
  • 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...
  • Bales' attorney questions whether alleged Afghan massacre occurred

    Bales' attorney questions whether alleged Afghan massacre occurred
    Attorney John Henry Browne, who is representing Army Staff Sgt. Robert Bales, the man accused of killing 17 Afghan civilians earlier this year, is questioning whether the crime, as it has been reported, even occurred. “I certainly haven’t...
  • John Henry Browne: Refusal to undergo background check a matter of principle

    John Henry Browne: Refusal to undergo background check a matter of principle
    Noted Seattle defense attorney John Henry Browne continues to refuse to undergo a background check in order to see classified materials related to his client, accused murderer Staff Sgt. Robert Bales.  “I don’t think the government should...
  • New Details in Trial of General Charged With Forcible Sodomy

    New Details in Trial of General Charged With Forcible Sodomy
    FORT BRAGG, N.C. -- An Army brigadier general stands accused of sexual misconduct with subordinates and a civilian, of threatening one woman’s career and her life, and of responding "I'm a general, I'll do whatever the [expletive] I want” when...
  • Prosecutor urges court-martial trial, capital murder case against Bales

    Prosecutor urges court-martial trial, capital murder case against Bales
    A weeklong hearing in the case against U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Robert Bales ended in a military courtroom Tuesday with defense attorneys declaring that “only one side of the story” has been heard. Bales faces charges on 16 counts of premeditated...
  • Karzai Condemns Photos of U.S. Troops with Insurgents' Bodies

    Karzai Condemns Photos of U.S. Troops with Insurgents' Bodies
    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." Karzai, who...
  • Karzai condemns photos of U.S. troops with insurgents' bodies

    Karzai condemns photos of U.S. troops with insurgents' bodies
    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." Karzai, who described the images as...
  • Army announces creation of division headquarters at JBLM

    Army announces creation of division headquarters at JBLM
    Army Secretary John McHugh visited Joint Base Lewis-McChord on Thursday to announce creation of a division headquarters at JBLM, which is common among other major Army bases. McHugh said the new division headquarters is needed to oversee combat...
  • The social context of mass murder

    Hey, 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...