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Staff Sergeant Robert Bales

Terror as Instant Sexual Gratification - Rape?

Ambassador Muhamed Sacirbey | Posted 06.22.2013 | World
Ambassador Muhamed Sacirbey

Are we placing too much emphasis on ideology and/or alleged grievances rather than the mindset and social development of the perpetrators?

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...

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...

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,...

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...

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...