A U.S. soldier is in custody after he allegedly killed 16 Afghan villagers Sunday. The incident is one more blow to an already fragile relationship between the United States and Afghanistan. There are also questions of what the incident will do to the U.S.strategy in Afghanistan.
Americans have worked for years to position themselves as protectors of Afghans against murderous insurgents. But on Sunday, a U.S. Army sergeant surrendered after a shooting rampage that left 16 people killed — including women and children.
In Afghanistan, an American soldier has reportedly gone on a shooting spree outside the city of Kandahar. Early reports say the soldier killed at least 15 Afghan civilians. Guest host Linda Wertheimer talks with NPR's Kabul Bureau Chief Quil Lawrence about what is known about the incident.
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