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The Taliban with new threats of revenge after an American soldier allegedly killed sixteen Afghan villagers during a Rampage happen this weekend.
US officials said the acts of one man though should not tarnish the work done overseas.
I mean it's -- complicated -- most definitely it could also it's just you know it's just.
-- I think we're all affected by by senseless death regardless of how it happened.
When it was noticed that the individual left the outpost and it that it was noticed and reported up the chain of command.
The commanded exactly the right thing they they took accounting of everybody they had at that -- to make sure they knew everybody was.
And there was only one person missing and that's how we know that there was really only one individual involved.
And Jennifer Griffin joining us now live at the Pentagon with the latest details -- Jennifer what do we know about the alleged shooter so far.
-- Jamie we know he's at 38 year old staff sergeant meaning he was in charge of about six to eight other soldiers.
A father of two children he served three tours in Iraq this was his first court to Afghanistan he arrived in December.
He was working with special operations forces Green berets or Navy SEALs to train local police he is from joint base Lewis McCord in Washington State.
-- -- years away from my my kids my wife my family my community.
You know come.
That was a comment from another member of at joint base Lewis McCord.
That base has had been home to a number of scandals in recent years including.
Members of the fifth Stryker Brigade who were eventually convicted of killing Afghans and taking their body parts for war a war booty war trophies.
-- so it has been a very troubled base the US military is saying that that this individual will be tried in a military court.
Jennifer major general Bob scales will join us later in the show to talk about that based specifically in the pressure that our troops are under.
What about complicating the mission and also is there a greater history at that particular base may be related maybe not.
With a very high suicide rate what are they saying at the Pentagon about that.
Well there's not only the high suicide rate but they're also remember there was that 24 year old soldier who went on killing Rampage in Mount Rainier.
Not long ago killing a national park.
It guard at that -- about -- -- so it has been a very -- base again the fifth Stryker Brigade.
That -- team was a very serious incident but this is going to complicate matters in terms of negotiating a status of forces agreement that will protect US troops.
After US forces.
Begin to pull out in 2014 it's gonna complicate that mission but if you look back at the sentences that have been given in the highest sort of scandals in last ten years of war.
The sentences by military courts have been shockingly.
Small and reduced look at Abu Ghraib -- -- private first class -- England.
Receive three years in prison Charles Green hair -- leader of that Abu Ghraib was six point five years.
In Haditha where 24 individuals where were killed in Iraq staff sergeant frank -- -- -- was given three months and the fifth Stryker Brigade kill team staff sergeant Calvin Gibbs.
Was given life in prison but is eligible for.
For parole in nine years so.
Again the US military saying that they will try this individual in a military court but the Afghans are demanding that he be turned over to them.
Jennifer seeing those sentences that's an interesting angle to the story thank you so much.
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