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Afghan Shooting Suspect Bales Arrives at US Prison
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Staff Sgt. Robert Bales, 1st platoon sergeant, Blackhorse Company, 2nd Battalion, 3rd Infantry Regiment, 3rd Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 2nd Infantry Division, in 2011.
U.S. Army Staff Sergeant Robert Bales, the suspect in the killings of at least 16 Afghan civilians, arrived yesterday at the U.S. military’s prison in Kansas, the Army said.
The Pentagon for the first time named the 38-year-old sniper, without indicating he has yet to be charged in the case. After being held in Afghanistan and then Kuwait, Bales was flown to Fort Leavenworth in Kansas, where he will be placed in special housing in his own cell, according to an e-mailed Army statement.
Women and children were among the victims of the March 11 shootings in two villages in southern Afghanistan. The attacks threaten to erode U.S.-Afghan relations, drain remaining U.S. and European popular and political support for the war and add pressure to speed troop withdrawals.
Bales was on his first tour in Afghanistan after three in