Karilyn Bales, the wife of Army Staff Sgt. Robert Bales went on the Today Show this week to talk about her husband’s being accused of murdering 17 civilians in Afghanistan. Prior to the interview, I’d been contemplating some of the news stories that talked about how Kari Bales had been getting support from other military spouses in the blogosphere.
And I ended up posting on Slate‘s XXfactor blog about the subject. I think Bales’ situation raises a lot of questions about the entanglement of military families lives with their active-duty loved one’s service.