Army Staff Sgt. Robert Bales

Soldier to Admit Afghan Massacre

SEATTLE - Staff Sgt. Robert Bales was "crazed" and "broken" when he slipped away from his remote southern Afghanistan outpost and attacked mud-walled compounds in two slumbering villages nearby. Next week, Bales will recount what happened next - the slaughter of 16 villagers in one of the worst atrocities of the Afghanistan war. He'll give spec... more

Villagers Unsatisfied by Life Sentence for Bales

JOINT BASE LEWIS-MCCHORD, Wash. - The villagers traveled nearly 7,000 miles to learn the fate of the American soldier who gunned down their children, siblings and parents, who set their lifeless bodies afire with a kerosene lantern. And when the news came, it came in a simple gesture: a thumb's up from their interpreter. A military jury sentenc... more

Judge Says Prosecutors Can Remain on Bales Case

SEATTLE - A military judge says a team of Army prosecutors can remain on the case of Staff Sgt. Robert Bales for his sentencing next week, even after they read documents they weren't supposed to. Bales pleaded guilty to killing 16 Afghan civilians during nighttime raids last year. His lawyers asked the judge, Col. Jeffery Nance, on Tuesday to ... more

In Bales, Hasan Cases: What's the Deal?

This undated photo provided by the Bell County Sheriff's Department via The Temple Daily Telegram shows a bearded Army Maj. Nidal Hasan,the psychiatrist charged with killing 13 people in the 2009 shooting rampage at Fort Hood, Texas.

WASHINGTON -- One soldier was accused of stalking into the darkened homes of Afghan villagers and massacring 16 men, women and children, burning some of the bodies before returning to base. Another soldier, witnesses say, entered a medical facility at Fort Hood, Texas, and methodically targeted fellow servicemembers, shooting 13 people dead and... more

Another Hearing Set in Afghan Rampage Killings

Army Staff Sgt. Robert Bales

JOINT BASE LEWIS-MCCHORD, Wash. - Robert Bales, the American soldier accused of killing 16 Afghan civilians during a 2012 rampage, faces another preliminary hearing Tuesday. Defense lawyers for Robert Bales and military prosecutors were convening at Joint Base Lewis-McChord, south of Seattle. Bales is to be court-martialed on premeditated murd... more

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