(JOINT BASE LEWIS-MCCHORD, WA) Nov. 5, 2012 – Courts Martial pre-trial proceedings start for U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Robert Bales, accused of killing 16 Afghans

Civilian journalists enter the First Corps headquarters building where the military Article-32 Investigation, a U.S. Courts Martial pre-trial proceeding, starts in Washington November 5, 2012. A U.S. Army soldier accused of killing 16 Afghan villagers in a drunken rampage in March faces the military version of a preliminary hearing starting on Monday to determine if there is sufficient evidence for a court martial. U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Robert Bales faces 16 counts of premeditated murder for the alleged shooting of Afghan civilians on March 11, 2012.  REUTERS/Anthony Bolante (UNITED STATES)


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