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Afghanistan Massacre

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...

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...

Afghanistan Police Massacred In Surprise Attack

AP | MIRWAIS KHAN | Posted 07.28.2013 | World

KANDAHAR, Afghanistan — Two recently rehired Afghan police opened fire on their commander at a checkpoint in a remote district in the country's ...

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...

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...

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....

Mark Benjamin

Military Ordered Emergency Drug Review After Afghan Massacre | Mark Benjamin | Posted 04.05.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The Pentagon is in the midst of a widespread review of the military’s use of a notorious anti-malaria drug after finding out that the ...

U.S. Paid Families Of Afghanistan Shooting Victims

AP | MIRWAIS KHAN and HEIDI VOGT | Posted 05.25.2012 | World

KANDAHAR, Afghanistan — The U.S. paid $50,000 in compensation for each villager killed and $11,000 for each person wounded in a shooting rampage...

Suspect In Afghanistan Shootings Charged With 17 Murders

AP | LOLITA C. BALDOR and DEB RIECHMANN | Posted 05.23.2012 | World

WASHINGTON — Charges filed Friday against Army Staff Sgt. Robert Bales reflect the horror of the crime: 17 counts of premeditated murder, more t...

Why the Massacre in Afghanistan Should Cause Us to Leave

Judge H. Lee Sarokin | Posted 05.21.2012 | World
Judge H. Lee Sarokin

Remember the uproar over the proposed mosque near Ground Zero? People were opposed to it for a variety of reasons: its proximity to the World Trade Ce...

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,...

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.

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...

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...

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...

After a Massacre, Islamic Cavalry to the Rescue?

Jeffrey Laurenti | Posted 05.16.2012 | World
Jeffrey Laurenti

With plans for both its options for orderly disengagement from Afghanistan upended this week by a staff sergeant's massacre of 16 Afghan civilians, the Obama administration urgently needs to alter the equation.

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...

Massacre Story Sparks Both Outrage and Reflection

David Tereshchuk | Posted 05.16.2012 | Media
David Tereshchuk

Amid the worldwide horror and revulsion over nine Afghan children and seven adults evidently murdered by a US soldier, it was remarkable how, in the wake of the shootings, the Afghan media were so restrained in their coverage.

Suspect In Afghanistan Shooting Flown Out Of Kuwait

Reuters | Posted 05.16.2012 | World

WASHINGTON, March 16 (Reuters) - The U.S. staff sergeant accused of killing 16 Afghan civilians was on his way early on Friday to Fort Leavenworth a...

Details Emerge About Soldier Suspected Of Slaughtering 16 Afghan Civilians

AP | ADAM GELLER | Posted 05.15.2012 | World

After five days cloaked in military secrecy, the U.S. soldier suspected in a massacre of 16 Afghan civilians has been identified as a Washington state...