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In Afghan Killings, a Nagging 'What If'

As more details emerge in Sunday's slaughter of 16 Afghan civilians, the Wall Street Journal reports on an unfortunate "what if." It turns out that the small base where the accused Army staff sergeant was stationed was aware he left around 3am, thanks to an Afghan soldier who spotted him...
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Robert Bales pleads guilty to murdering 16 Afghan civilians, Mostly woman and children

News : The Coming Crisis (last year)

A U.S. Army sergeant accused of killing 16 Afghan civilians in cold blood last year pleaded guilty on Wednesday to premeditated murder and other charges under a deal with military prosecutors to avoid the death penalty.Staff Sergean... Read Post

Latest From Afghanistan: Some Gunfire, Small Protests, Reaction Muted So Far

News : The Two-Way (2 years ago)

There are fears that the killing of 16 Afghan civilians on Sunday, reportedly by a U.S. Army staff sergeant, will inflame the people of that nation. But, "so far that has not come to pass," NPR's Quil Lawrence reports. Read Post

Robert Bales Named as the American Soldier who slaughtered 16 Civilians in Afghanistan including 9 Children

News : The Coming Crisis (2 years ago)

A US soldier accused of killing 16 Afghan civilians has been identified in media reports as Staff Sergeant Robert Bales. The soldier is believed to have walked off his base in southern Afghanistan on Sunday and gunned down the villa... Read Post


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