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In this picture taken on March 11, 2012, an Afghan villager points to a spot where a family was shot, allegedly by US soldier Staff Sergeant Robert Bales. (Photo by Mamoon Durrani/AFP/Getty Images)

Villagers Unsatisfied By Life Sentence For Bales

The villagers traveled nearly 7,000 miles to learn the fate of the American soldier who gunned down their children, siblings and parents, who set their lifeless bodies afire with a kerosene lantern. And when the news came, it came in a simple gesture: a thumb’s up from their interpreter

08/24/2013

File photo of an Army soldier. (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)

Bales Faces Angry Afghans As Sentencing Continues

The sentencing hearing for the U.S. soldier who killed 16 Afghan civilians in rogue raids on two villages last year has resumed with testimony from a villager whose cousin lost 11 relatives in the attack.

CBS Seattle–08/21/2013

File photo of an Army soldier. (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)

Afghan Massacre Victim Takes Stand, Curses Gunman

An Afghan farmer shot during a massacre in Kandahar Province last year took the witness stand Tuesday against the U.S. soldier who attacked his village, cursing him before breaking down and pleading with the prosecutor not to ask him any more questions.

CBS Seattle–08/20/2013

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Army Prepares For Bales Sentencing, Afghan Villagers To Testify

Afghan villagers will have a chance to sit face-to-face with Staff Sgt. Robert Bales for the first time since he stormed their mud-walled compounds in pre-dawn darkness and slaughtered 16 people, most of them women and children.

CBS Seattle–08/19/2013

File image of soldier in Afghanistan (Chris Hondros/Getty Images)

Local Soldier Receiving Medal Of Honor Recounts Battle

Nearly four years after a daylong firefight that killed eight of his fellow soldiers in Afghanistan, the emotion of that day remains just below the surface for Army Staff Sgt. Ty Carter, who will receive a Medal of Honor next month for his actions during that attack by Taliban fighters.

CBS Seattle–07/30/2013

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Army Apologizes To Port Angeles For Helicopter Exercise

Port Angeles Mayor Cherie Kidd liked what she heard from Army officials Monday a lot better than what she heard Thursday night from low-flying Army helicopters that she says “terrorized my city.”

CBS Seattle–07/15/2013

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Army Cutting A Stryker Brigade At JBLM

The Army plans to eliminate one of the Stryker brigades at Joint Base Lewis-McChord as part of the reduction in forces as the war in Afghanistan comes to a close.

CBS Seattle–06/25/2013

File photo of Joint Base Lewis-McChord. (credit: Stephen Brashear/Getty Images)

Judge Accepts Soldier’s Guilty Pleas In Afghan Massacre

A military judge has accepted an American soldier’s guilty plea in the killing of 16 Afghan civilians during nighttime raids on two villages last year.

06/05/2013

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Join CBS Seattle And 1090 The Fan For Armed Forces Day

This Saturday, join CBS Seattle and 1090 The Fan to celebrate those who dedicate their lives to protecting our freedom.

CBS Seattle–05/13/2013

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Army Paratroopers Rescued From Trees Near JBLM

The Army says firefighters have rescued three paratroopers who got stuck in trees after they jumped from an aircraft in a training exercise near Joint Base Lewis-McChord.

CBS Seattle–02/22/2013

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