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Soldier Accused Of Massacre 'Just Snapped,' Official Says

"A combination of stress, alcohol and domestic issues" were factors, a U.S. official tells The New York Times about the staff sergeant accused of killing 16 civilians.
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Karzai At 'End Of The Rope,' Says Witnesses Dispute U.S. Account Of Killings

The Afghan leader also refers to the information from American military officials that only one soldier, an unidentified Army staff sergeant, was involved as a "supposed" account of what happened.
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U.S., Pakistan At Impasse Over Afghan Supply Routes

It's been nearly four months since a deadly U.S. airstrike led Pakistan to close the main supply arteries for U.S. forces in Afghanistan. The shutdown is forcing the U.S. to turn to costly, less-efficient alternatives.
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Panetta, Karzai Meet After Villagers Are Massacred

Defense Secretary Leon Panetta is in Afghanistan on a long-planned trip that has turned into something of a fence-mending mission. A U.S. soldier is accused of killing 16 Afghan civilians. That attack is the latest in a series of negative events involving U.S. forces.
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Afghans Object, U.S. Officials Defend Decision To Move Massacre Suspect

The Army staff sergeant who allegedly killed 16 civilians has been moved to a detention facility in Kuwait. Meanwhile, Defense Secretary Leon Panetta continues his visit to Afghanistan. And the Taliban says it is supspending talks with the U.S.
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On Afghan Trip, Panetta Meets With Karzai

Defense Secretary Leon Panetta is meeting with Afghan President Hamid Karzai Thursday. A U.S. soldier is accused of killing 16 Afghan civilians in Kandahar on Sunday. The incident has raised questions about the future of the U.S. mission in Afghanistan.

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