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Tuesday, February 11, 2014
Request by Newspaper for Command Climate Report Related to Panjwai Massacre Denied by Pentagon
A request for the release of the findings of a command climate report conducted by the Army on a Special Forces base in Panjwai district, Kandahar province where the convicted murderer SFC Bales was assigned will not be released by the Pentagon. Rumors of alcohol consumption during the time that SFC Bales killed the Afghan villagers have circulated but the Army is not providing much insight into the goings-on at the camp. The Panjwai massacre took place in March 2012. Bales was convicted of murder and sentenced to life for the killing of 17 unarmed Afghan villagers to include women and children. Read more in "Could Bales have been stopped? Answers please", The Bellingham Herald, February 9, 2014.