Staff Sgt. Robert Bales, left, is shown during an exercise at the National Training Center in Fort Irwin, California, Aug. 23, 2011.
Staff Sgt. Robert Bales, left, is shown during an exercise at the National Training Center in Fort Irwin, California, Aug. 23, 2011. MCT
Staff Sgt. Robert Bales, left, is shown during an exercise at the National Training Center in Fort Irwin, California, Aug. 23, 2011. MCT

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