A report released Tuesday faulted Special Operations Forces leadership at a small outpost near Kandahar, Afghanistan, for missing signs of potential violence in Army Staff Sgt. Robert Bales before his March 2012 massacre that left 16 civilians dead.
The Defense Department is again denying a Freedom of Information Act request from The News Tribune seeking the release of an investigation into commanders who oversaw Staff Sgt. Robert Bales before he snapped and killed 16 Afghan civilians in March 2012.
The soldier who committed the worst atrocities of the Afghanistan War acknowledged while asking for a reduced sentence last year that he had lost compassion for Iraqis and Afghans over the course of his four combat deployments.