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Lieberman Subpoenas Pentagon Over Fort Hood

Senators accuse administration of stonewalling

(Newser) - Sens. Joe Lieberman and Susan Collins yesterday made good on their threat to subpoena the Pentagon and Justice Department for details relating to the Fort Hood shootings, setting the stage for the Obama administration's first legal battle with Congress. The Homeland Security committee chair and his Republican colleague accuse the...

Paralyzed Fort Hood Suspect Moved From Hospital to Jail

Nidal Malik Hassan leaves Brooke Army Medical Center

(Newser) - The Army major charged with committing the Fort Hood Massacre left a military hospital early this morning and was transferred to a Texas county jail. Confirming reports that Nidal Malik Hasan is paralyzed from the waist down , his lawyer said he was moved from Brooke Army Medical Center near San...

Fort Hood Report Doesn't Mention Islam

And barely mentions shooter; critics cry political correctness

(Newser) - The military’s new report on the Fort Hood shooting only once names alleged shooter Nidal Hasan and never discusses his religion, which has critics howling. Several lawmakers want an explanation for those omissions, including Homeland Security Committee chair Joe Lieberman. Lieberman tells Time he’s “disappointed” because the...

Officers May Be Punished for Ft. Hood Tragedy

Review finds Hasan's shortcomings ignored

(Newser) - Up to eight army officers may be disciplined for errors of judgment ahead of the deadly Fort Hood shooting rampage, according to an official familiar with a Pentagon review of the incident. The review found that officers allowed accused shooter Nidal Malik Hasan's career to advance despite his erratic behavior...

At Fort Hood, a Community Troubled by Missed Clues

Hasan left trail of descent toward violence

(Newser) - In retrospect, there were plenty of hints: On the morning of Nov. 5, Nidal Hasan gave away his groceries to one neighbor; left a phone message for another, saying, "Nice knowing you, friend"; and told another that Muslims will "do anything to be closer to God." He...

Army Shrinks&mdash;Minus 5&mdash; Deployed to Afghanistan
 Army Shrinks—Minus 5—
 Deployed to Afghanistan 
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Army Shrinks—Minus 5— Deployed to Afghanistan

Psych specialists lost five in shooting by fellow psychiatrist

(Newser) - The unit of psychiatric specialists who were among those fired on by rogue psychiatrist Nadal Malik Hasan Nov. 5th, seeing five comrades killed and 17 wounded, left for Afghanistan yesterday, right on schedule, reports the Washington Post. "This promises to be the most challenging year of our lives, though...

Hasan Charged With 32 Counts of Attempted Murder

Those are in addition to the earlier 13 counts of murder

(Newser) - Prosecutors beefed up the charges against Nadal Malik Hasan today to include the 32 people wounded in the Fort Hood shooting. Hasan now faces 32 counts of attempted premeditated murder in addition to the 13 counts of murder he had previously been charged with, Reuters reports. "Everything seems to...

Imam's Emails to Hasan Didn't Worry FBI

Radical cleric's blog singled out US Muslim soldiers

(Newser) - The FBI wasn't concerned that Fort Hood shooter Nidal Hasan corresponded with a radical Muslim cleric—even as the cleric urged violent jihad on his website. Anti-terrorism investigators declined to look more closely at Hasan because his emails with Anwar al-Awlaki did not feature specific instructions to commit acts of...

Judge Orders Hasan Held 'Til Court Martial

Ft. Hood suspect likely to move from hospital to jail

(Newser) - The Army psychiatrist charged with killing 13 people at Fort Hood will be confined until his military trial, initially staying in a hospital where he is recovering from gunshot wounds, his attorney said yesterday. A magistrate ruled there was probable cause that Maj. Nidal Hasan committed the Nov. 5 shooting...

GOP Reps. Pin Fort Hood on Obama

Hoekstra hints at administration missteps, wants probe

(Newser) - Hinting that Obama administration’s restrictions on how the government fights terrorism led to the Fort Hood shooting, two Republican Congressman today called for an immediate probe of the incident. Congress has been asked to wait until a military investigation is complete, but, Pete Hoekstra says , “It has to...

Hasan Sought to Turn in Patients for 'War Crimes'

Senate committee delays briefing on Fort Hood rampage

(Newser) - Maj. Nidal Malik Hasan repeatedly tried to have his patients prosecuted for “war crimes,” raising the issue with Army authorities a final time on Nov. 2—just 3 days before the Fort Hood massacre. In a breach of doctor-patient confidentiality, Hasan asked superiors if he could legally pass...

Hasan Wrote Imam of Anger With US

Link went beyond sermons; Aulaqi says Hasan 'trusted' him

(Newser) - Fort Hood shooter Nidal Hasan revealed his growing disapproval of the US military in email correspondence with a radical imam who once counseled 9/11 terrorists, the cleric has revealed. “I speak with you about issues that I never speak with anyone else," the imam said Hasan wrote in...

Fort Hood Victims Laid to Rest
 Fort Hood Victims Laid to Rest 

Fort Hood Victims Laid to Rest

Funerals take place across the country

(Newser) - Funerals for several of the 13 victims of the Fort Hood shooting took place today across the nation. Friends, family, and community members laid to rest Staff Sgt. Justin DeCrow, Spc. Jason Dean Hunt, Staff Sgt. Amy Krueger, Pfc. Aaron Thomas Nemelka, Capt. John Gaffaney, and Pfc. Michael Pearson. "...

Army Medicine Failed Hasan, Shooting Victims
 Army Medicine 
 Failed Hasan, 
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Army Medicine Failed Hasan, Shooting Victims

Shooter wasn't promoted because it was PC; it was necessity

(Newser) - Media coverage of the Fort Hood killings has been factually challenged and quick to jump to conclusions about terrorism and political correctness, but the underlying problem is much bigger, Mark Benjamin argues. The real question: Why was alleged shooter Nidal Malik Hasan an Army psychiatrist in the first place? Given...

Hasan Likely to Be Paralyzed: Lawyer
 Likely to Be 


Hasan Likely to Be Paralyzed: Lawyer

Accused Fort Hood shooter may never regain use of legs

(Newser) - Accused Fort Hood shooter Nidal Malik Hasan may be paralyzed from the waist down, his lawyer says. The Army major has no feeling in his legs, which doctors say could be permanent. He also has extreme pain in his hands. His lawyer tells CBS that though he was lucid during...

Hasan Will Face 13 Murder Charges
 Hasan Will Face 
 13 Murder Charges 

Hasan Will Face 13 Murder Charges

Fort Hood suspect allegedly violated military law

(Newser) - The Army has charged Nidal Malik Hasan with 13 counts of murder in the "first step in the court-martial process." Hasan, an Army major and psychiatrist, may face additional charges in connection with last week's shooting at Fort Hood. He remains hospitalized in San Antonio and is being...

Death Penalty Extremely Rare in Military
Death Penalty Extremely Rare in Military

Death Penalty Extremely Rare in Military

Hasan could become first to be executed by military since 1961

(Newser) - Nidal Hasan could face the death penalty for the Fort Hood shootings, but he will be prosecuted in a military justice system where no one has been executed in nearly 50 years. He may also benefit from protections the military provides defendants that are greater than those offered in civilian...

Witness: Hero Cop's Partner Took Down Hasan

Sgt. Mark Todd's role obscured in Fort Hood aftermath

(Newser) - Kimberly Munley's heroism during the Fort Hood shootings isn't in question but her equally heroic partner deserves the credit for actually stopping Nidal Hasan's rampage, according to an eyewitness. Hasan shot Munley as she appeared from behind a building and was reloading, apparently unharmed, when Sgt. Mark Todd came around...

In Lead-up to Attack, Hasan Hit Strip Club

May have been another sign he was about to snap

(Newser) - Shooter Nidal Hasan repeatedly visited a local strip joint in the days leading up to the Fort Hood rampage, spending six hours at one stretch watching pole dancers, according to investigators. Insiders believe the behavior may have been one more indication that Hasan was about to snap. The 9/11 hijackers...

Fort Hood Hero: It Was 'Confusing and Chaotic'

Cop in good condition despite three gunshot wounds

(Newser) - The police sergeant who brought down the Fort Hood shooter tells Oprah she's “doing well” despite three gunshot wounds. Kimberly Munley, 34, said the call came in as she was washing her patrol car at the end of her shift. "The entire incident was very confusing and chaotic,...

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