Originally published on Sat March 17, 2012 2:42 am
Pentagon officials say Staff Sgt. Robert Bales is the soldier suspected of killing 16 Afghan civilians, including women and children.
While a profile of him is not yet detailed, now that his name has been made public one is beginning to emerge.
Bales is a 38-year-old father of two from Lake Tapps, Wash. with a good military record. His neighbors describe him as friendly and "full of life."
His lawyer has said that he's been injured twice and that this Afghanistan deployment was his fourth tour and he was adamant about going.
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Originally published on Sun March 18, 2012 8:07 am
Fallout is expected on Capitol Hill next week over what appears to be a killing spree by a U.S. soldier that took the lives of 16 civilians in Afghanistan.
With House members returning from a break, top U.S. commander in Afghanistan Gen. John Allen is set to testify before both the House and Senate armed services committees.
And just as the nation is divided over the war in Afghanistan, so too is Congress.
We're learning more about the U.S. Army staff sergeant accused in Sunday's massacre of 16 Afghan civilians, including women and children:
Originally published on Tue March 13, 2012 1:25 pm
There are fears that the killing of 16 Afghan civilians on Sunday, reportedly by a U.S. Army staff sergeant who gunned down the men, women and children in cold blood, will inflame the people of that nation.