Robert Bales

Investigation: Bales showed signs of potential violence

FILE - In this Aug. 23, 2011 image provided by the Defense Video & Imagery Distribution System (DVIDS), Staff Sgt. Robert Bales, left, 1st platoon sergeant, Blackhorse Company, 2nd Battalion, 3rd Infantry Regiment, 3rd Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 2nd Infantry Division participates in an exercise at the National Training Center at Fort Irwin, Calif. A U.S. military investigation into Bales shooting rampage in Afghanistan concludes that there were advance warnings that he was capable of unwarranted violence, but not that he would commit a large-scale atrocity like the slaughtering of 16 Afghan civilians, including seven children. (DVIDS/Spc. Ryan Hallock via AP, File)WASHINGTON (AP) — A soldier convicted two years ago of one of the worst American atrocities of the war in Afghanistan had exhibited warning signs of unwarranted violent behavior, but none that indicated he was capable of slaughtering 16 Afghan civilians, including seven children, and burning some of their bodies, according to a military investigation report released Tuesday.

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