Questions still unanswered after Bales hearing

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    By Rachel La Corte - The Associated Press
    Posted : Wednesday Nov 14, 2012 9:52:50 EST

    JOINT BASE LEWIS-McCHORD, Wash. — As Army officials weigh whether a case against a staff sergeant accused of killing 16 Afghan villagers in a predawn rampage will proceed to a court-martial, Robert Bales’ defense team says the government’s case is incomplete.

    And outside experts say a key issue going forward will be to determine whether Bales, who served tours of duty in Iraq and Afghanistan, suffered from post-traumatic stress disorder.

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    Rumors are that he wasn't the only one involved in this.
     
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    Bales faces death penalty...

    Army to Seek Death Penalty for Soldier in Deadly Afghan Rampage
    December 19, 2012 - The U.S. Army is recommending the death penalty for an American soldier accused of killing 16 Afghan villagers in a shooting rampage earlier this year.
    See also:

    Robert Bales: Court martial for US sergeant over Afghan deaths
    19 December 2012 - Sgt Bales faces 16 counts of murder
     
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    Where to draw the line between a hate filled massacre and a consequence of post-traumatic stress disorder. If its a case of the latter, surely his life should be spared.
     

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