The U.S. military is moving forward, if slowly, to beging judicial proceedings against Army Staff Sergeant Robert Bales, the Washington-based soldier who is accused of shooting and killing 16 Afghan civilians earlier this month. He's at an Army prison in Kansas as the process moves ahead.
Almost eight percent of U.S. veterans are women, but the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs is geared primarily toward men. That's meant a lot of women veterans are homeless and living on the street — or on waiting lists for the services they need.
Though the U.S. Army continues to withhold the name of the staff sergeant accused of massacring 16 Afghan civilians, some of the details of his life and his actions before the killing are beginning to come out.
U.S. officials in Afghanistan are on the defensive on a number of fronts. They have a U.S. soldier accused of massacring 16 civillians, a controversy over the burning of Korans and now the Taliban has suspended peace talks with the U.S. — an effort that's been years in the making.
During his visit to Afghanistan Wednesday, Defense Secretary Leon Panetta was confronted with a potentially volatile situation. An Afghan civilian employee on a military base breached the security barriers in what some are describing as an attack on Panetta.
In a major policy speech at the Northwestern University Law School, attorney general Eric Holder explained, for the first time, the U.S. justification for putting Americans on a list of those who can be killed if their capture is not possible.
The United States announced recently that it had inadvertently burned a number of Korans that had been confiscated from Afghan prisoners, thinking they were subversive material. In response, thousands of Afghans have taken to the streets in protest.
A United Nations diplomat who's talked extensively with the Taliban says the group's leader now acknowledge they made serious mistakes when they came to power in the 1990s and are ready for three-way negotiations to end the war in Afghanistan.
The most infamous war crime to come out of the Iraq war ended with almost a whimper. None of the Marines charged ended up facing serious punishment. Arun Rath looks at what the legal rulings mean for the soldiers on the ground and the civilians who live among them.
A video that appears to show four U.S. Marines urinating on the bodies of three dead Taliban fighters have provoked international and domestic outrage. U.S. officials have promised an investigation.