The military generally does not release information about an individual’s medical history, but Staff Sgt. Robert Bales' records were sought in the interest of assessing whether the Army had missed opportunities to divert him from the Afghanistan deployment.
Maj. Travis Hawks could not think about who shot the five Afghan civilians when they showed up at his field hospital, even as rumors swirled that it was an American soldier who attacked them in their own homes.
More than nine months have passed since Staff Sgt. Robert Bales was sentenced to life in prison for killing 16 Afghan civilians, but the Army still will not release its investigations into the massacre he perpetrated while serving with a Joint Base Lewis-McChord Stryker brigade.