Suspect In Killing Of Afghan Civilians Identified

A senior U.S. official says the soldier accused in the killing of 16 Afghan civilians is Army Staff Sgt. Robert Bales.

The official spoke on condition of anonymity because of the sensitivity of the investigation into an incident that has roiled relations with Afghanistan.

American officials had previously said the suspect was a 38-year staff sergeant and that he had spent 11 years in the Army. But they had refused to release his name, saying it is military policy to publicly name a suspect only after he has been charged with an offense.

Bales has not yet been charged. He was being flown Friday from Kuwait to a military detention center at Fort Leavenworth, Kan.


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  • by And on Mar 17, 2012 at 07:29 AM
    What about our children and cillivan that has been killed at the hands of these people who is being charged for that? Let this man go home to his family and get over the mess this country has put him through protecting people who only goal is it kill us!
  • by delta Location: greenville on Mar 16, 2012 at 09:35 PM
    Turn the whole coutry to glass, they do not offer anything to there own society much less the international community other than oil and we can sort through the sand turned to glass to get that afterwards. Probabaly run better in your car with a little radiation
  • by Wharf Rat Location: OIB on Mar 16, 2012 at 04:40 PM
    I just wish he had continued until there was no one left in that useless country. Their main export comes from the poppy fields, and someone here condones that.
  • by warren on Mar 16, 2012 at 03:59 PM
    who cares its war they killed our people we kill yours us needs to get over the nice guy syndrome dont rebuild destroy them back to the stoneage tough turkey ragheads
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      by Anonymous on Mar 16, 2012 at 06:08 PM in reply to warren
      It will only take a few bombs to "destroy them back to the Stone age." It's not like they are that far advanced anyways.
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