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Afghanistan Shootings

Army Seeks To Bar Mental Health Defense In Afghan Murders Case

AP | GENE JOHNSON | Posted 03.19.2013 | World

SEATTLE — An Army staff sergeant accused of massacring Afghan civilians must undergo an official sanity review before a mental health defense ca...

Afghan Massacre Survivors Recall Horrific Night

McClatchy | Posted 05.16.2012 | World

KANDAHAR, Afghanistan -- It was early in the morning, perhaps 2 a.m., when gunfire awoke 14-year-old Rafiullah....

Lawyer: Bales Remembers Smell Of Human Bodies, Gunfire

AP | MIKE BAKER | Posted 05.29.2012 | World

OLYMPIA, Wash. -- The U.S. soldier accused of killing 17 Afghan civilians suffered a traumatic incident during his second tour in Iraq that triggered ...

Officials: Shooting Suspect Split Killing Spree

AP | ROBERT BURNS | Posted 05.24.2012 | World

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. investigators believe the U.S. soldier accused of killing 17 Afghan civilians split the slaughter into two episodes, returnin...

Afghan Father Tries To Cope With Shooting Tragedy

AP | MIRWAIS KHAN and HEIDI VOGT | Posted 05.24.2012 | World

HARMARA, Afghanistan -- Mohammad Wazir can barely take a sip of water because it reminds him of his 7-year-old daughter, who brought him a glass three...

Afghanistan Shootings: Witnesses Saw One Shooter, Not Many, Say Afghan Officials

AP | MIRWAIS KHAN | Posted 03.21.2012 | World

KANDAHAR, Afghanistan -- None of the Afghans who witnessed the March 11 massacre of 16 villagers has reported personally seeing more than one shooter,...

Afghanistan Shooting Suspect Will Likely Avoid Death Penalty

AP | ANNE FLAHERTY | Posted 05.21.2012 | World

WASHINGTON — Defense Secretary Leon Panetta says the death penalty is possible if a U.S. military court finds an Army staff sergeant guilty of g...

Accused Soldier A Sympathetic Figure To Some

ALLEN G. BREED | Posted 05.18.2012 | World

He is accused of the kind of crime that makes people shiver, the killing of families in their own homes under cover of night, the butchery of defensel...

Soldier's Family 'Stunned'

AP | Posted 05.18.2012 | World

SEATTLE (AP) — The family of a U.S. Army sergeant suspected of killing 16 Afghan villagers says they are "stunned" but stand behind "the man they kn...

Charges Expected Within Week For Shooting Suspect

AP | DEB RIECHMANN | Posted 05.18.2012 | World

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Charges against an American soldier accused of killing 16 Afghan civilians are expected to be filed within a week and if t...

Taliban Suspends Talks With U.S.

AP | DEB RIECHMANN and AMIR SHAH | Posted 05.15.2012 | World

KABUL, Afghanistan — The American campaign in Afghanistan has suffered a double blow: The Taliban broke off talks with the U.S., and President H...

Soldier Accused Of Shootings Flown To Kuwait

Reuters | Posted 05.15.2012 | World

By Phil Stewart KABUL, March 15 (Reuters) - A senior U.S. commander defended on Thursday moving an American soldier accused of slaugh...

Accused Soldier Flown Out Of Afghanistan

AP | HEIDI VOGT and PAULINE JELINEK | Posted 05.14.2012 | World

KABUL, Afghanistan — The American soldier accused of shooting 16 Afghan villagers in a pre-dawn killing spree was flown out of Afghanistan on We...

Arianna: Afghanistan War 'Unnecessary' And 'Immoral'

Huff TV | Posted 05.14.2012 | World
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Arianna appeared on MSNBC's Morning Joe to discuss the fallout of a U.S. soldier gunning down 16 Afghan civilians on Sunday. "We need to acknowledge ...

How Much Is A Life Worth? As Little As $210

Reuters | Posted 05.14.2012 | World

By Jack Kimball KABUL, March 14 (Reuters) - In Afghanistan, if NATO forces kill a member of your family, it is better in terms of mon...

Obama: Afghanistan Inquiry Will Be Thorough

AP | ANNE GEARAN | Posted 05.13.2012 | World

WASHINGTON (AP) — The alleged massacre of Afghan civilians by a U.S. soldier is "outrageous and unacceptable," President Barack Obama said Tuesday, ...

U.S. Considers Faster Afghan Withdrawal In Wake Of Violence

New York Times | Posted 05.13.2012 | World

The Obama administration is discussing whether to reduce American forces in Afghanistan by at least an additional 20,000 troops by 2013, reflecting a...

Obama Reacts To Afghanistan Killings

AP | LOLITA C. BALDOR | Posted 05.11.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON — Senior U.S. officials were scrambling Sunday to determine what caused an American Army soldier to leave his base in southern Afghan...