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An Afghan man stands alongside the graves of some of the sixteen Afghan villagers who were killed in the March massacre in the grave-yard in Panjwai district of Kandahar province on November 4, 2012.  A US soldier accused of killing 16 Afghan villagers is due in court Monday for the first time since the March massacre, in a pre-trial hearing to decide if he should face a full court martial.  Staff Sergeant Robert Bales is expected to attend throughout the Nov 5-16 Article 32 hearing at Fort Lewis-McChord in the western state of Washington, base spokesman Gary Dangerfield told AFP.   (Photo credit Mamoon Durrani/AFP/Getty Images)

Preliminary Hearing In Afghan Massacre Case Ends

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 a court-martial, Robert Bales’ defense team says the government’s case is incomplete.

CBS Seattle–11/14/2012

An Afghan man stands alongside the graves of some of the sixteen Afghan villagers who were killed in the March massacre in the grave-yard in Panjwai district of Kandahar province on November 4, 2012.  (Photo credit Mamoon Durrani/AFP/Getty Images)

Preliminary Hearing To End In JBLM Soldier’s Case

Attorneys will wrap up a preliminary hearing against Staff Sgt. Robert Bales, who is accused of massacring 16 Afghan villagers during a pre-dawn rampage earlier this year.

CBS Seattle–11/13/2012

An Afghan man stands alongside the graves of some of the sixteen Afghan villagers who were killed in the March massacre in the grave-yard in Panjwai district of Kandahar province on November 4, 2012.  (Photo credit Mamoon Durrani/AFP/Getty Images)

Afghans Find Hope For Justice In Video Testimony

Through a video monitor in a military courtroom near Seattle, Staff Sgt. Robert Bales saw young Afghan girls smile beneath bright head coverings before they described the bloodbath he’s accused of committing.

CBS Seattle–11/12/2012

An Afghan man stands alongside the graves of some of the sixteen Afghan villagers who were killed in the March massacre in the grave-yard in Panjwai district of Kandahar province on November 4, 2012.  A US soldier accused of killing 16 Afghan villagers is due in court Monday for the first time since the March massacre, in a pre-trial hearing to decide if he should face a full court martial.  Staff Sergeant Robert Bales is expected to attend throughout the Nov 5-16 Article 32 hearing at Fort Lewis-McChord in the western state of Washington, base spokesman Gary Dangerfield told AFP.   (Photo credit Mamoon Durrani/AFP/Getty Images)

Prosecutor: JBLM Soldier Had Blood Of Victims On Him

A caped figure captured on surveillance video came running out of the darkness to the edge of a remote Army outpost in southern Afghanistan. Blood was smeared on his face, prosecutors said, and soaked into his clothes. Less than a mile away, 16 Afghans, including nine children, were dead, some of their bodies on fire in two villages.

CBS Seattle–11/05/2012

The Lake Tapps home of Robert Bales. Bales is accused of killing 16 Afghan civilians. (Photo by Stephen Brashear/Getty Images)

JBLM Hearing Set In Afghanistan Killing Spree

A pretrial hearing for the soldier accused of an Afghan killing spree has been set for Nov. 5 at Joint Base Lewis-McChord, with villagers expected to testify by video from Kandahar Air Field in Afghanistan.

CBS Seattle–10/12/2012

File photo of soldiers at Joint Base Lewis-McChord returning home from Iraq on December 6, 2011.  (credit: Stephen Brashear/Getty Images)

3 Of 4 Soldiers Killed Sunday Were From Wash. Base

Three of four soldiers killed Sunday in an insider attack in Afghanistan were from Joint Base Lewis-McChord, the Department of Defense said Wednesday.

09/20/2012

Members of the 1st Squardron, 14th Cavalry Regiment based at Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Spc. Shane Sanders, left, looks out and Staff Sgt. Kevin Perkins looks through a scope at the Mizan Valley on their first visit to Observation Post Two on a hill overlooking COP Mizan (not visible) in Zabul Province, Afghanistan, March 27, 2012.  (credit: Getty Images)

JBLM Solider Killed In Afghanistan

The Army says a Joint Base Lewis-McChord soldier has died in Afghanistan from wounds sustained when his vehicle was hit by an improvised explosive device.

07/16/2012

A member of the U.S. Air Force directs an approaching vehicle as transfer cases with the remains of Maj. Matthew P. Houseal, of Amarillo, Texas; Sgt. Christian E. Bueno-Galdos, of Paterson, N.J., and Pvt. 1st Class Michael E. Yates, of Federalsburg, Md., can be seen at Dover Air Force Base on May 13, 2009 in Dover, Del. (credit: Brendan Smialowski/Getty Images)

Sergeant Charged In Murder Of 4 Soldiers, Naval Officer At Iraqi Military Base

Murder charges have been filed against a sergeant accused of killing four other soldiers and a Navy officer in May 2009 at a mental health clinic in Iraq, the Army said Friday.

05/18/2012

Washington State police are investigating whether a base officer tried to blackmail underage girls. (credit: Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Wash.-Based Soldier Investigated For Luring Girls

The Washington state Patrol is investigating allegations that a Joint Base Lewis McChord soldier lured underage girls through Facebook and blackmailed them into giving up nude pictures.

05/05/2012

credit: LOIC VENANCE/AFP/Getty Images

JBLM Soldier Investigated for Luring Young Girls

The Washington state Patrol is investigating allegations that a Joint Base Lewis McChord soldier lured under girls through Facebook and blackmailed them into giving up nude pictures.

05/04/2012

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