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International War Crimes Charge Against US Unlikely After Kunduz Hospital Bombing, Expert Says
Despite claims by Doctors Without Borders that the U.S. bombing of a hospital in Afghanistan was a "war crime," a top legal expert ABC News spoke with said it is unlikely that international charges will be leveled in the incident, which left 22 dead. However, there is the possibility that those
Before the Massacre: Booze, Steroids, Racism and ‘Hands-Off’ Leadership in Afghanistan
The American soldier who murdered 16 Afghan civilians was based at an Army post with Special Forces teams immersed in a culture of drugs, booze and casual racism – one not overseen by Special Forces leadership because they chose to take a “hands-off” approach, according to newly released military
Green Beret: 'Going Native' Was the Real Reason I Was Pushed Out
Special Forces Major Jim Gant Says Officers Looked for Excuses to Get Rid of Him, Found Them in Alcohol, Pills and Affair
Top Green Beret Officer Forced to Resign Over Affair With WaPo Reporter
Jim Gant, Once Praised as American Hero of Afghan War, Labeled a ‘Disgrace’ to the Military
Bergdahl Wasn't Only Soldier to 'Walk Off' Afghan Outposts
Vets Say Drugs, Alcohol and Joyrides Behind Absences, But G.I.s Weren't Deserters
Army's Top Sexual Assault Prosecutor Accused of Sexual Assault
The Army’s top prosecutor in charge of sexual assault cases has been suspended from his position because he is under investigation for allegedly groping and assaulting a female lawyer on his staff. The news came on the same day that the Senate voted down a...
Robert Bales Gets Life Without Parole for Afghan Massacre
Staff Sgt. Robert Bales will have no chance at parole as he spends the rest of his life in prison for the murder of 16 Afghan civilians last year, a jury decided today. Bales was sentenced to life in prison without release by a jury at Joint Base Lewis-McChord in Fort Lewis, Wash., according to the
Robert Bales Apologies for Massacre, Calls It 'Cowardice'
Staff Sgt. Robert Bales apologized for massacring 16 Afghan civilians, calling the rampage an "act of cowardice" and asking a jury of soldiers for leniency in his sentence. Bales, 39, said he conducted the March 2012 late-night attack in which he alone slaughtered men, women and children "behind a
FDA Slaps 'Black Box' Warning on Malaria Drug Linked to Killings
A common malaria drug that has been linked to the case of Staff Sgt. Robert Bales, who has pleaded guilty to killing 16 Afghan civilians last year, will carry a “black box” warning, the Food and Drug Administration said Monday. The FDA says the drug,...
Antimalarial Drug Linked to Sgt . Robert Bales Massacre
U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Robert Bales, who is facing sentencing by a military court for killing 16 civilians on a rampage in Afghanistan last year, might have faced a perfect storm of stress, which included the use of mefloquine hydrochloride, an antimalarial drug given routinely to soldiers in that