The Army sergeant accused of murdering five fellow troops, identified by the military Tuesday as Sgt. John Russell, had been seeking treatment at a "stress center" on a military base in Baghdad. The shooting, which is the worst incident of soldier-on-soldier violence in the Iraq war, has prompted a military investigation into the effectiveness of its mental health care system, as well as renewed focus on troops who serve multiple tours in the six-year-long war.

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