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  • Wife of Sgt. Bales stands by husband

    Wife of Sgt. Bales stands by husband
    The wife of Staff Sgt. Robert Bales describes the accusations against her husband as 'unbelievable.' Karilyn Bales says she doesn’t believe her husband was involved in the cold-blooded killings of 17 Afghan villagers, including children, going so...
  • Don't pity Sgt. Bales: He doesn't deserve our sympathy

    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...
  • Lawyer for Sgt. Bales raises possibility of PTSD in Afghan massacre case

    Lawyer for Sgt. Bales raises possibility of PTSD in Afghan massacre case
    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-...
  • U.S. has no access to site of Afghan massacre

    U.S. has no access to site of Afghan massacre
    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...
  • Afghanistan massacre: What we've learned in the past week

    Afghanistan massacre: What we've learned in the past week
    Allegations that a U.S. soldier suspected of killing 17 Afghan civilians briefly returned to his base in the midst of the attacks are among the developments that have surfaced in the case in recent days. U.S. ArmyStaff Sgt. Robert Bales, 38, is accused...
  • Sgt. Bales' lawyer says military withholding vital information from him

    Sgt. Bales' lawyer says military withholding vital information from him
    The lawyer for Army Staff Sgt. Robert Bales, charged with killing 17 Afghan civilians, said Friday the military is withholding information from him in the case, but he discounted reports from some Afghans that many American soldiers took part in the...
  • U.S. Military could visit Afghan shooting site

    U.S. Military could visit Afghan shooting site
    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...
  • Generals' indiscretions have real consequences for U.S. policy

    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...
  • 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...