Staff Sgt. Robert Bales pleads guilty to Afghan massacre

Staff Sgt. Robert Bales pictured at the National Training Center at Ft. Irwin, California, August 23, 2011, months prior to the Afghan massacre. (Image: Wikimedia Commons, Public Domain)

Staff Sgt. Robert Bales pictured at the National Training Center at Ft. Irwin, California, August 23, 2011, months prior to the Afghan massacre. (Wikimedia Commons, Public Domain)

 

JOINT BASE LEWIS-MCCHORD, Wash. – Army Staff Sergeant Robert Bales, 39, pleaded guilty, in a military court on Wednesday to the murder of 16 Afghan civilians. He said there’s “not a good reason in the world” for why he did it . . .

Click here to read the background and history of the Afghan civilian massacre and St. Bales’ plea deal.

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