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  • 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...
  • 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-...
  • 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...
  • Afghan killings point to the limits of an all-volunteer army

    Afghan killings point to the limits of an all-volunteer army
    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....
  • Veteran: Military spouses sometimes kept in dark about combat injuries, stress

    Veteran: Military spouses sometimes kept in dark about combat injuries, stress
    In 2007, Nick McCallon nearly lost his life in a roadside bombing in Iraq. He was on his first combat tour, as part of Joint Base Lewis-McChord's 4th Stryker Brigade. “There was a guy on the side of a canal hill that had watched us as we drove by...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Robert Bales' wife: 'He would not do that'

    Robert Bales' wife: 'He would not do that'
    Robert Bales, the U.S soldier charged with killing 17 Afghan civilians, loves children and would not have committed the murders he is accused of, his wife said. "It's unbelievable to me," Karilyn Bales said of the charge that her husband killed nine...
  • Legal defense fund set up by wife of Staff Sgt. Bales in Afghan massacre

    Legal defense fund set up by wife of Staff Sgt. Bales in Afghan massacre
    A legal defense fund for Army Staff Sgt. Robert Bales, charged with 17 murders in a shooting rampage in an Afghan village, has been established, his wife said Saturday. With the support of Bales' extended family, wife Kari formed The Staff Sergeant...
  • 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. pays $860,000 to families of Afghan shooting victims, officials say

    U.S. pays $860,000 to families of Afghan shooting victims, officials say
    he United States gave $860,000 to the families of people in Afghanistan killed or wounded in a shooting rampage that is being blamed on U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Robert Bales, two Afghan officials said Sunday. The money includes $50,000 for each of 16...
  • Afghan Gun Massacre Families Paid Compensation

    Afghan Gun Massacre Families Paid Compensation
    KANDAHAR, Afghanistan (Reuters) - U.S. authorities have given cash compensation to the families of Afghans killed in a shooting rampage allegedly carried out by an American soldier in Kandahar province, a family member and a tribal elder said on Sunday....