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Robert Bales Afghanistan

Repeated Military Deployment Is Like Waterboarding

Eliot Daley | Posted 05.21.2012 | Politics
Eliot Daley

Sgt. Bales is a prime example: he had been sent into battle, faced death, then came home to comfort and safety. Then he was thrust back into battle, facing bombs and bullets and possible death once more, then home to comfort and safety. Again and again.

Willful Blindness in Afghanistan

Margaret Heffernan | Posted 05.20.2012 | Politics
Margaret Heffernan

Nobody should be surprised by Robert Bales' alleged rampage, killing 16 Afghanis.

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?

Suspect In Afghanistan Shooting Rampage Recalls Little, Lawyer Says

AP | JOHN MILBURN | Posted 05.20.2012 | World

FORT LEAVENWORTH, Kan. — The lawyer for the Army staff sergeant suspected of killing 16 Afghan civilians questioned Tuesday the quality of the e...

WATCH: Why Do We Know So Little About Victims Of Aghan Massacre

The Huffington Post | Jack Mirkinson | Posted 05.19.2012 | Media

CNN's Suzanne Malveaux wondered why there has not been more attention paid to the victims of an alleged massacre in Afghanistan by an American soldier...

Afghan Killings Suspect Prepares For Charges

AP | GENE JOHNSON and JOHN MILBURN | Posted 05.19.2012 | World

FORT LEAVENWORTH, Kan. — The Army staff sergeant accused of slaughtering 16 Afghan civilians in a nighttime shooting rampage has a sketchy memor...

Portrait Of Afghan Killing Suspect Emerges

AP | GENE JOHNSON | Posted 05.18.2012 | World

SEATTLE — With formal charges looming against his client within days, the lawyer for an Army sergeant suspected in the horrific nighttime slaugh...

Good Guys Kill Better, or How to Outwit the Bad Beast of Our Nature

Scott Atran | Posted 05.17.2012 | World
Scott Atran

Imagine an Afghan who came to the USA and murdered 16 people, mostly women and children, and burned their bodies. Then the Afghan government whisked the guy away and said, "Trust us, we'll take care of the matter."

Sources Identify Staff Sergeant Robert Bales As Suspected Afghanistan Shooter

AP | RACHEL LA CORTE and GENE JOHNSON | Posted 05.16.2012 | World

LAKE TAPPS, Wash. — Neighbors of a Washington state man accused of gunning down 16 Afghan women and children in a nighttime rampage describe him...