Afghan massacre suspect identified, arrives at Kansas base

TACOMA, Wash./WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The U.S. Army identified the soldier implicated in the massacre of 16 villagers in Afghanistan this week as Staff Sergeant Robert Bales, and said he arrived on Friday at a Kansas base where he will be held in a solitary cell. Bales, a four-tour veteran, is suspected of walking off his base in southern Afghanistan on Sunday and gunning down the 16 civilians, including nine children and three women, in a massacre that sent American-Afghan relations into a tailspin. “The Army confirms that Staff Sergeant Robert Bales was transferred to Fort Leavenworth, …

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