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  • Preliminary hearing in Afghan massacre case ends

    JOINT BASE LEWIS-McCHORD, Wash. (AP) — As Army officials weigh whether a case against a staff sergeant accused of killing 16 Afghan villagers in a pre-dawn rampage will proceed to …


  • Preliminary hearing ends in Afghan massacre case

    JOINT BASE LEWIS-McCHORD, Wash. (AP) — Army prosecutors on Tuesday asked an investigative officer to recommend a death penalty court-martial for a staff sergeant accused of killing 16 Afghan villagers …


  • Scandal widens; US general’s emails ‘flirtatious’

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The sex scandal that felled CIA Director David Petraeus widened Tuesday to ensnare the top U.S. commander in Afghanistan, Gen. John Allen, in a suddenly public drama …


  • General investigated for emails to Petraeus friend

    PERTH, Australia (AP) — The career of Gen. John Allen, the top U.S. commander in Afghanistan, is now in jeopardy due to the investigation of the David Petraeus sex scandal. …


  • Afghan killings case testing military system

    JOINT BASE LEWIS-McCHORD, Wash. (AP) — The U.S. military has been criticized for its spotty record on convicting troops of killing civilians, but a hearing against Army Staff Sgt. Robert …


  • Afghans find hope for justice in video testimony

    JOINT BASE LEWIS-McCHORD, Wash. (AP) — Through a video monitor in a military courtroom near Seattle, Staff Sgt. Robert Bales saw young Afghan girls smile beneath bright head coverings before …


  • Highlights of testimony about Afghan massacre

    JOINT BASE LEWIS-McCHORD, Wash. (AP) — For the past week, an investigating officer at Joint Base Lewis-McChord has heard testimony during a preliminary hearing for Staff Sgt. Robert Bales, who …


  • Army investigator testifies as massacre hearing

    JOINT BASE LEWIS-McCHORD, Wash. (AP) — An Army investigator says that one of the witnesses to the massacre of civilians in Afghanistan last March claimed that at least two American …


  • Relative of victims recounts details of massacre

    JOINT BASE LEWIS-McCHORD, Wash. (AP) — A relative of some of the victims killed in a massacre in southern Afghanistan last March testified at a hearing for the U.S. soldier …


  • Guards testify about night of Afghan massacre

    JOINT BASE LEWIS-McCHORD, Wash. (AP) — Two Afghan National Army guards testified via a live video stream from Afghanistan, recounting what they had seen in the pre-dawn darkness outside a …


  • Biden’s son joins Navy reserve

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Vice President Joe Biden will have another military son to worry about as he helps chart America’s course around the world. Biden’s youngest son, Hunter, is joining …


  • Victims to testify in Afghan massacre hearing

    JOINT BASE LEWIS-McCHORD, Wash. (AP) — An Afghan National Army guard who reported seeing a U.S. soldier outside a remote base the night 16 civilians were massacred in March said …


  • Expert: 4 people’s blood on Afghan spree suspect

    JOINT BASE LEWIS-McCHORD, Wash. (AP) — A U.S. Army DNA expert testified Thursday that the soldier suspected of killing 16 Afghan civilians during a nighttime rampage last March had the …


  • Fort Hood suspect appeals forcible-shaving ruling

    FORT HOOD, Texas (AP) — Attorneys for the suspect charged in the Fort Hood shooting spree have filed their appeal of rulings that he can have his beard forcibly shaved …


  • Agent recounts livid reaction to Afghan massacre

    JOINT BASE LEWIS-McCHORD, Wash. (AP) — A U.S. agent who investigated the massacre of 16 civilians in southern Afghanistan earlier this year recounted the livid reaction from local villagers and …


  • Aide: General in sex case threatened to kill her

    FORT BRAGG, N.C. (AP) — A female U.S. Army captain testified Tuesday that her commanding general initiated a sexual affair during a combat tour in Iraq and threatened to kill …


  • Testimony to resume in US Army general sex case

    FORT BRAGG, N.C. (AP) — Testimony is set to resume in a sex crimes case against an Army general accused of coercing a subordinate and misconduct with four other women. …


  • Details emerge in Afghan village massacre

    JOINT BASE LEWIS-McCHORD, Wash. (AP) — Staff Sgt. Robert Bales spent the evening on his remote outpost in southern Afghanistan with fellow soldiers, watching a movie about revenge killings, sharing …


  • Prosecutor: US soldier had blood of victims on him

    JOINT BASE LEWIS-McCHORD, Wash. (AP) — A caped figure captured on surveillance video came running out of the darkness to the edge of a remote Army outpost in southern Afghanistan. …


  • Prosecutors allege 5 women in general’s sex crimes

    FORT BRAGG, N.C. (AP) — U.S. Army prosecutors offered the first details of a rare criminal case against a general, alleging in a military hearing Monday he committed sex crimes …


  • US soldier faces hearing in Afghanistan massacre

    JOINT BASE LEWIS-McCHORD, Wash. (AP) — The U.S. soldier accused of carrying out one of the worst atrocities of the Iraq and Afghanistan wars is appearing in a military courtroom, …


  • Hearing begins for suspect in Afghanistan massacre

    SEATTLE (AP) — The U.S. soldier accused of carrying out one of the worst atrocities of the Iraq and Afghanistan wars is due to appear in a military courtroom Monday, …


  • Iraq war contractor ordered to pay $85 million

    PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — A jury on Friday ordered an American military contractor to pay $85 million after finding it guilty of negligence for illnesses suffered by a dozen Oregon …


  • Navy replaces admiral leading Mideast strike group

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. Navy said Saturday it is replacing the admiral in command of an aircraft carrier strike group in the Middle East, pending the outcome of an …


  • Decision soon on general’s demotion, punishment

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Demoting a four-star general for spending misconduct could be harsh and would force the officer to lose as much as $1 million in retirement pay, the Army’s …


  • AP source: 2 sailors to be punished in sex scandal

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Two U.S. sailors are expected to receive administrative punishments, but not be criminally charged, in connection with the prostitution scandal that engulfed U.S. Secret Service and military …


  • Court: Fort Hood suspect can be forcibly shaved

    FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — An Army appeals court ruled Thursday that the Fort Hood shooting suspect can have his beard forcibly shaved off before his murder trial. The U.S. …


  • Man pleads guilty in plot to kill Saudi ambassador

    NEW YORK (AP) — A Texas man pleaded guilty Wednesday to plotting to assassinate Saudi Arabia’s ambassador to the United States, agreeing to hire what he thought was a drug …


  • Court throws out conviction of bin Laden driver

    WASHINGTON (AP) — A federal appeals court on Tuesday threw out the conviction of Salim Ahmed Hamdan, a former driver for Osama bin Laden who served a prison term for …


  • Hearing set in Wash. state in Afghan rampage case

    JOINT BASE LEWIS-MCCHORD, Wash. (AP) — A hearing for the soldier accused of killing 16 Afghan civilians in March has been set for Nov. 5 at an Army base in …

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