U.S. soldiers charged with targeting Afghan civilians; Army ignored pleas by soldier’s father.
Is Army culture to blame for the crimes?
Hal Bernton has been a staff reporter at The Seattle Times for the past 10 years, and helped cover the military for most of that time. His overseas assignments have included a reporting trip to Iraq in late 2003 and nine weeks spent last summer and fall in Afghanistan. He spent two of those weeks reporting from Kandahar Province, where he was embedded with a battalion from the 5th (Stryker Combat Team) Brigade, 2nd Infantry Division. Bernton previously worked for The Oregonian and The Anchorage Daily News.