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Robert Bales Afghanistan Shooting

Can Neuroscience Predict Human Behavior?

Judith G. Edersheim, J.D., M.D. | Posted 02.13.2013 | Healthy Living
Judith G. Edersheim, J.D., M.D.

In the years to come, neuroscience may evolve to yield solid predictions about how genetics and brain conditions can influence a specific individual's particular choices at particular times. But for now, the tools of neuroscience should not be accorded the deference of mathematical certainty.

Who's on Trial with Sergeant Bales?

John Graham | Posted 05.26.2012 | Politics
John Graham

Sgt. Bales should not go into the dock alone. Many of us should be there too, charged with willful ignorance, with acting as if war was not what it is -- a series of relentlessly horrific acts destroying bodies, psyches and souls.

VIDEO: Andrew Bacevich on Sgt. Robert Bales

Bill Moyers | Posted 05.23.2012 | Media
Bill Moyers

2012-03-23-Capture.JPG Does Robert Bales symbolize a larger problem in our military ranks?

The Afghanistan Killings: Time for Self-Reflection

Rajan Menon | Posted 05.22.2012 | World
Rajan Menon

It's easy to express outrage and sadness over the Panjwai killings and to debate their cause. What's harder to do, but what we should do, is to reflect on ourselves in the light of what occurred.

Wife Of Suspected Shooter Speaks Out

Posted 03.22.2012 | World

The wife of the U.S. soldier who is suspected of killing 16 civilians in Afghanistan offered her condolences to the families of the victims. In a s...

Reflections on Panjwai

Joao Hwang | Posted 05.20.2012 | Impact
Joao Hwang

If you want to support the troops ask the right questions: What was his mental state when he allegedly killed those civilians? If he was under mental distress, why was he not removed from the battlefield?