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Robert Bales

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  • Our dangerous, unpopular 10-plus-year war

    You'd think a 10 1/2 year war would be a major issue in a presidential campaign - especially a war going as badly as the one in Afghanistan. And especially in the wake of Sen. Jay Rockefeller publicly urging President Obama to speed up the withdrawal of...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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....
  • Robert Bales: Matt Lauer to interview soldier’s wife

     
    NBC News' Matt Lauer has landed an interview with the wife of Robert Bales, the Army staff sergeant charged with 17 counts of murder in Afghanistan. Lauer's chat with Karilyn Bales will air Monday on “Today” and “NBC Nightly News.”...
  • 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...
  • 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...