| Apr 19, 2012
| 5:43 AM
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...
| Apr 18, 2012
| 6:42 PM
Local veterans said Wednesday the pictures of U.S. soldiers posing with the body parts of slain Afghan insurgents are way out of line, with one saying the pictures sickened him.
The Los Angeles Times on Wednesday published photos, which were provided...
| Apr 16, 2012
| 7:42 AM
When Clayton Osbon, the pilot of that Jet Blue plane, lost it a few weeks ago, the entire world stepped back and asked, "What was wrong? Did the weight-loss shakes that he sold somehow impact his neurons? Was he so sleep deprived that he became...
| Apr 12, 2012
To fight our insane wars, we're wrecking our soldiers' ability to live with themselves and function in society, then regulating what's left of them with chemicals, which often make things immeasurably worse.
In the pursuit of order, could we possibly...
| Apr 6, 2012
| 1:05 AM
Scientific breakthroughs, when optimally timed, arrive at the precise moment in history when they can do the most good in the world.
It's too bad the newest strategy to curb production of methamphetamine arrives now, after meth addiction already has...
| 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...
| Apr 1, 2012
As I read the newspaper and await the next horrific headline which details the sadistic behavior of one human against another human, I pause to study those characteristics of good and evil.
Why are people prone to committing violent and shocking acts...
| Mar 30, 2012
| 7:04 PM
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...
| Mar 30, 2012
| 4:35 AM
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...
| 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...
| Mar 29, 2012
I'm far more interested in forgiveness than justice.
I say this just to calm myself down after a morning of media overkill, so to speak. There are so many murdered mothers and children in the news, some with names and faces, so many just adding...
| 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-...