Updated at 9:54 a.m. ET: The case against the U.S. soldier accused of killing 16 Afghan villagers is “more political than legal” and the defense will likely focus on post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), his lawyer told NBC News on Friday.
Attorney John Henry Browne, who is representing the soldier, said the suspect had been training to become a military recruiter after three tours of duty in Iraq but had been ordered to return to Afghanistan “overnight.”
“There will be efforts to paint him as a rogue soldier rather than focusing on how we treat GIs in general or whether we should be over there to begin with,” he told TODAY’s Matt Lauer in an exclusive interview.
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