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Officials: 4 dead, including gunman, in shooting at Fort Hood

Officials: 4 dead, including gunman, in shooting at Fort Hood

April 2 (UPI) -- Fort Hood officials identified the alleged shooter as a soldier who served four months in Iraq in 2011.
Kate Stanton

The almanac

UPI Almanac for Tuesday, Nov. 5, 2013.
By United Press International
Fort Hood victims' kin testify at Hasan sentencing

Fort Hood victims' kin testify at Hasan sentencing

KILLEEN, Texas, Aug. 26 (UPI) -- Maj. Nidal Hasan's sentencing hearing began Monday at Fort Hood, Texas, with emotional testimony from relatives of those killed in the 2009 massacre.

Convicted Fort Hood shooter received positive evaluation before attack

KILLEEN, Texas, Aug. 25 (UPI) -- The Army psychiatrist who was convicted in the 2009 Fort Hood, Texas, shooting was praised by his supervisors months before the incident, documents indicate.
'I am the shooter,' Army psychiatrist says as court martial begins

'I am the shooter,' Army psychiatrist says as court martial begins

KILLEEN, Texas, Aug. 6 (UPI) -- Army Maj. Nidal Hasan told a Texas military court Tuesday morning "I am the shooter" as his court-martial began in the death and wounding of dozens of people.
Accused Fort Hood shooter wants to represent himself

Accused Fort Hood shooter wants to represent himself

FORT HOOD, Texas, May 23 (UPI) -- U.S. Army Maj. Nidal Malik Hasan, charged with gunning down 13 people at Fort Hood, Texas, wants to act as his own lawyer, military officials said.

Lawmakers seek to reclassify Fort Hood shootings as terror attack

WASHINGTON, May 7 (UPI) -- Three members of Congress asked the U.S. Defense Department again to classify the 2009 shootings at Fort Hood, Texas, a terrorist attack.
Fort Hood trial will stay in Texas

Fort Hood trial will stay in Texas

FORT HOOD, Texas, March 21 (UPI) -- The Army psychiatrist charged with killing 13 people at Fort Hood in Texas cannot plead guilty because he faces the death penalty, a judge said Wednesday.

The almanac

UPI Almanac for Monday, Nov. 5, 2012.
By United Press International
Accused Ft. Hood shooter may have to shave

Accused Ft. Hood shooter may have to shave

BEAUMONT, Texas, Oct. 19 (UPI) -- The Army officer accused in the 2009 massacre at Fort Hood, Texas, may have to shave his beard for his upcoming court-martial, a Virginia appeals court ruled.
Beard conflict halts Fort Hood trial

Beard conflict halts Fort Hood trial

FORT HOOD, Texas, Aug. 18 (UPI) -- An appeals court halted the trial against the U.S. Army psychiatrist charged in the Fort Hood, Texas, massacre to sort out a judge's threat to shave his beard.
Judge denies Fort Hood trial delay request

Judge denies Fort Hood trial delay request

FORT HOOD, Texas, Aug. 15 (UPI) -- A military judge refused to delay the trial of the U.S. Army psychiatrist charged in the 2009 Fort Hood, Texas, massacre scheduled to start next week.
Rep. King: Fort Hood probe a sober reminder

Rep. King: Fort Hood probe a sober reminder

WASHINGTON, July 20 (UPI) -- A report on the 2009 shooting rampage at Fort Hood, Texas, is a reminder that the U.S. homeland is vulnerable to domestic terror threats, a lawmaker said.
Holder defends killing of terrorists

Holder defends killing of terrorists

CHICAGO, March 5 (UPI) -- U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder Monday defended the use of "lethal force" against terrorists abroad, even U.S. citizens.

The almanac

UPI Almanac for Saturday, Nov. 5, 2011.
By United Press International
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Nidal Malik Hasan
Maj. Nidal Malik Hasan, seen in this undated handout photo, is the alleged gunman who killed 13 and wounded at least 30 at the Army's Fort Hood in Texas on November 5, 2009. Hasan, an Army psychiatrist, was soon to be deployed to Iraq or Afghanistan. UPI/Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences/HO
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Major Nidal Malik Hasan, USA (born September 8, 1970) is an American Army officer who is the sole suspect in the November 5, 2009, Fort Hood shooting, which occurred less than a month before he would have deployed to Afghanistan.

Born in Virginia to parents who had moved to the U.S. from a Palestinian town near Jerusalem, Hasan joined the Army while in college and became a psychiatrist at Fort Hood, Texas. Prior to the shooting, he had expressed extremist views which had been brought to the attention of his superiors and the FBI. Hasan was discovered to have exchanged e-mails with Imam Anwar al-Awlaki asking for spiritual guidance regarding violence. Awlaki has since been linked to other attacks by radicalized Muslims, and he quickly blessed the Fort Hood operation because it was against a military target. Al Qaeda spokesman Adam Gadahn also praised the "Mujahid brother" as a "pioneer, a trailblazer and a role-model." The attack was described by a Senate report as "the worst terrorist attack on U.S. soil since September 11, 2001.". General Jack Keane testified that the military "failed to deal with radicalization" as Hasan's "open displays of violent Islamist extremism was a violation of military rules" and should have been discharged.

However investigators in the FBI and U.S. Army determined that Hasan acted alone and as of yet have found no evidence of links to terrorist groups. They are satisfied that his communications with Awlaki, targeted in 2010 as a dangerous Al Queda leader, posed no threat at the time. Attorney General Eric Holder has declined to state that radical Islam was the major motive for Hasan's attack. A Rasmussen poll found that 60 percent of likely American voters believed that the shootings should have been investigated by military authorities as a terrorist act. Nevertheless, Hasan was not charged with terrorism and it was widely debated as to whether Hasan could be called a "terrorist". One terrorism analyst believed Hasan was "acting individually because he doesn't want to deploy overseas". Hasan has been charged with 13 counts of premeditated murder and 32 counts of attempted murder. The hearing, which determined whether Hasan would be fit to stand trial at court martial, began on 12 October 2010.

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