Obama calls for thorough investigation into Afghan shootings
WASHINGTON (WKOW) -- President Barack Obama is directing the Pentagon to do a very thorough investigation of the weekend killings of Afghan civilians, allegedly by a U.S. soldier.
Speaking at the White House Tuesday, Obama says the inquiry will "follow the facts" wherever they lead, and that anyone found responsible will be prosecuted fully. Defense officials have said the death penalty is possible if the soldier is convicted.
Obama says the killings do not reflect American values or the U.S. military. He also insists that it won't change U.S. commitment to finishing the job in Afghanistan.
President Obama says the U.S. will draw down its forces between now and the end of 2014, the date he set with allies to close out the war.
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