Kandahar Province

In this courtroom sketch, Staff Sgt. Robert Bales, left, appears before Judge Col. Jeffery Nance in a courtroom at Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Wash. on Tuesday, Aug. 20, 2013, during a sentencing hearing in the slayings of 16 civilians killed during pre-dawn raids on two villages on March 11, 2012. (AP Photo/Peter Millett)

Jury: Life in prison for Afghanistan massacre

JOINT BASE LEWIS-MCCHORD, Wash. (AP) — A military jury on Friday sentenced a U.S. soldier who massacred 16 Afghan civilians last year to life in prison without a chance of parole. The decision came in […]

08/23/2013

Robert Bales, US Army Staff Sergeant who killed 16 civilians in Afghanistan, seen during 2011 training exercise at Fort Irwin, California, Defense Video and Imagery Distribution System photo. (AP Photo)

Jury selection begins for Afghanistan massacre

JOINT BASE LEWIS-MCCHORD, Wash. (AP) — Jury selection began Tuesday in the sentencing of Staff Sgt. Robert Bales, the U.S. soldier who killed 16 Afghan civilians during raids on two villages. Bales, an Ohio native […]

08/20/2013

Robert Bales, US Army Staff Sergeant who killed 16 civilians in Afghanistan, seen during 2011 training exercise at Fort Irwin, California, Defense Video and Imagery Distribution System photo. (AP Photo)

US soldier describes killing 16 Afghan civilians

JOINT BASE LEWIS-MCCHORD, Wash. (AP) — The American soldier charged with killing 16 Afghan civilians during nighttime raids on two villages last year pleaded guilty Wednesday then described shooting each victim, telling a military judge […]

06/05/2013

Commander encouraged by anti-Taliban uprising

WASHINGTON (AP) — Villagers in an area of southern Afghanistan that was the birthplace of the Taliban movement two decades ago have staged a first-of-its-kind uprising against the insurgents, a senior American commander said Wednesday.

03/13/2013

Soldier from Glendora killed in Afghanistan

TACOMA, Wash. (AP) – The Department of Defense says a 26-year-old soldier on his third deployment to Afghanistan has been killed by an explosive. The News Tribune says Kenneth Wade Bennett, of Glendora, Calif., was […]

11/12/2012

Afghanistan crash: 3 dead Americans were special forces

(AP) – A spokesman for the NATO coalition in Afghanistan says it’s investigating the cause of today’s crash of a Black Hawk helicopter in Kandahar province that killed seven American troops and four Afghans. U.S. […]

08/16/2012

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