Soldier who massacred 16 Afghan civilians was drinking says army

Rick Moran
He was also stressed out due to his deployment to Afghanistan being his 4th combat tour after three deployments to Iraq. New York Times: "When it all comes out, it will be a combination of stress, alcohol and domestic issues -- he just snapped," said the official, who has been briefed on the investigation and who spoke on the condition of anonymity because the soldier has not yet been formally charged. As new details emerged about possible reasons behind the shootings, the American official said the military was preparing to move the sergeant to a prison in the United States as early as Friday, most likely to Fort Leavenworth, Kan., just a day after he was flown to a detention site in Kuwait from Afghanistan. The sergeant's sudden transfer to the United States is the result of a behind-the-scenes diplomatic uproar with Kuwait, which learned of the sergeant's move to an American base on Kuwaiti territory from news reports before the United States government could alert...(Read Full Post)

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