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U.S. Soldier Who Killed 16 Afghans: 'I Became Callous To Them Even Being Human'

AP | Posted 06.07.2015 | Politics

TACOMA, Wash. (AP) — The U.S. soldier who murdered 16 Afghan villagers in 2012 says he had lost compassion for Iraqis and Afghans over the course of...

U.S. Soldier Sentenced To Life Without Parole For Afghan Massacre

AP | GENE JOHNSON | Posted 10.23.2013 | World

JOINT BASE LEWIS-MCCHORD, Wash. — The U.S. soldier who massacred 16 Afghan civilians last year in one of the worst atrocities of the Iraq and Af...

U.S. Soldier Behind Afghan Massacre Apologizes For 'Act Of Cowardice'

Reuters | Posted 10.22.2013 | World

By Jonathan Kaminsky TACOMA, Washington, Aug 22 (Reuters) - A decorated U.S. soldier who gunned down 16 unarmed Afghan civilians in a ...

U.S. Soldier Faces Victims Of Afghan Massacre

AP | GENE JOHNSON | Posted 10.21.2013 | World

JOINT BASE LEWIS-MCCHORD, Wash. — A brother of the U.S. soldier who slaughtered 16 Afghan civilians last year began making the case Wednesday fo...

John Henry Browne Wants Prosecutors Off Robert Bales' Case

AP | GENE JOHNSON | Posted 10.13.2013 | Crime

JOINT BASE LEWIS-McCHORD, Wash. — Lawyers for the American soldier convicted of killing 16 Afghan civilians during nighttime raids last year ask...

A Tale of Two Trials: Bradley Manning and Robert Bales

Scott Thill | Posted 08.06.2013 | Politics
Scott Thill

One is the constitutional trial of the century so far, which started Monday but may forever reshape how we police freedom of speech. The other is a bloodthirsty reminder of our failure to police our post-millennial resource wars.

Mass Murderers on Trial Are Sane

Robert David Jaffee | Posted 08.06.2013 | Politics
Robert David Jaffee

While there are some mass murderers who are mentally ill, the vast majority are simply angry, frustrated, violent, young men. They have been with us since the beginning of time, and until we implement stronger nationwide gun-control laws they are likely to commit more atrocities in the future.

U.S. Soldier Pleads Guilty To Afghanistan Massacre

AP | GENE JOHNSON | Posted 08.05.2013 | World

JOINT BASE LEWIS-MCCHORD, Wash. — The American soldier accused of killing 16 Afghan civilians, many of them women and children who were asleep i...

Soldier To Admit Afghan Massacre

AP | GENE JOHNSON | Posted 07.29.2013 | World

SEATTLE — Staff Sgt. Robert Bales was "crazed" and "broken" when he slipped away from his remote southern Afghanistan outpost and attacked mud-w...

Afghans Tell Horrifying Details Of U.S. Soldier's Killing Rampage

AP | KATHY GANNON | Posted 05.16.2013 | World

KANDAHAR, Afghanistan -- Sitting on a dirty straw mat on the parched ground of southern Afghanistan, Masooma sank deeper inside a giant black shawl. H...

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...

Army To Seek Death Penalty For Soldier Accused Of Massacring 16 Afghan Villagers

AP | GENE JOHNSON | Posted 02.18.2013 | World

SEATTLE — The U.S. Army said Wednesday it will seek the death penalty against the soldier accused of killing 16 Afghan villagers in a predawn ra...

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.

Karzai Accuses U.S. Of Violating Detainee Pact

AP | RAHIM FAIEZ | Posted 01.18.2013 | World

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Afghanistan's president accused U.S. forces of capturing and holding Afghans in violation of an agreement to turn over tha...

Hearing In Afghan Rampage Case Comes To An End

AP | RACHEL LA CORTE | Posted 01.13.2013 | World

JOINT BASE LEWIS-McCHORD, Wash. — Army prosecutors on Tuesday asked an investigative officer to recommend a death penalty court-martial for a st...

Harrowing Details Of Afghanistan Massacre Revealed

AP | GENE JOHNSON | Posted 01.23.2014 | World

JOINT BASE LEWIS-McCHORD, Wash. — The soldier accused of killing 16 Afghan civilians watched as child after child described the bloodbath that l...

Victims Testify Against Soldier Accused Of Massacre

AP | GENE JOHNSON | Posted 01.10.2013 | World

JOINT BASE LEWIS-McCHORD, Wash. — Stories of the massacre came, one by one, over a live video link from Afghanistan into a military courtroom ou...

Prosecutor: Blood Soaked U.S. Soldier's Clothes

AP | GENE JOHNSON | Posted 01.05.2013 | World

JOINT BASE LEWIS-McCHORD, Wash. — The caped figure on the surveillance video came running out of the darkness to the edge of a remote Army outpo...

U.S. Soldier Accused Of Afghan Rampage To Face Hearing

Reuters | Bill Rigby | Posted 01.23.2014 | World

SEATTLE, Nov 5 (Reuters) - A U.S. Army soldier accused of killing 16 Afghan villagers in a drunken rampage in March faces the military version of a ...

Afghanistan Massacre Defendant's Wife Says Husband Is Innocent

Reuters | Posted 09.01.2012 | World

NEW YORK, July 2 (Reuters) - Kari Bales, the wife of a U.S. Army staff sergeant charged with killing 16 villagers in Afghanistan in March, said on M...

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....

Family Of Soldier Accused Of Murdering Afghan Civilians Gets Help

Posted 04.30.2012 | Impact

Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW), a congressionally chartered veterans group, is providing help for the family of Sgt. Robert Bales, the soldier charged...

For Army Troops, Prescription Drugs May Add To Fog Of War

Los Angeles Times | Posted 04.08.2012 | World

While there was some early, ad hoc use of psychotropic drugs in the Vietnam War, the modern Army psychiatrist's deployment kit is likely to include ni...

Veteran Says He'll Struggle To Pay For Daughter's Wedding Thanks To BofA

The Huffington Post | Harry Bradford | Posted 04.03.2012 | Business

One Afghanistan War veteran is claiming that he might have trouble paying for his daughter's wedding thanks to Bank of America -- and he's not taking ...

Afghanistan: Enough Is Enough

Steve Simmons | Posted 05.29.2012 | World
Steve Simmons

In one more Afghanistan tragedy, Staff Sergeant Robert Bales is accused of the heinous crime of murdering 17 Afghan civilians. It offers a moment to pause and reexamine what our continuing purpose is in this longest war in U.S. history.