Staying the Course


U.S. Defense Secretary Leon Panetta vowed that the U.S. and NATO would not change their military strategy in the face of mounting outrage over a U.S. soldier's shooting spree in Kandahar province. In what is being described as one of the worst mass murders by a U.S. service member since the Vietnam War, an Army sergeant allegedly slipped away from his quarters and opened fire on sleeping families, killing 16 people, including nine children. The 38-year-old suspect, who has not been named, surrendered at his nearby base. In the aftermath of the massacre, the Taliban...

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