March 18, 2013

US Military Sanity Board to Assess Robert Bales in Trial Over Afghan Deaths

The Guardian | Reuters | A US soldier charged with killing 16 civilians, most of them women and children, near his army post in Afghanistan is set to undergo a medical review on Sunday to determine his state of mind at the time of the killings and ability to stand trial. The review, known in the military as a "sanity board," will be conducted by three doctors at the Joint Base Lewis-McChord in Washington state, and will be completed by 1 May, according to a US army spokesman. (READ MORE)

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