Fort Hood

June 11, 2013 courtroom sketch shows U.S. Army Maj. Nidal Hasan, right, sitting by his former defense attorneys Maj. Joseph Marcee, far left, and Lt. Col. Kris Poppe, center, during a hearing at Fort Hood, Texas. (AP Photo/Brigitte Woosley)

Fort Hood and the rarity of military executions

DALLAS (AP) — Hundreds of unarmed soldiers, some about to deploy to Afghanistan, were waiting inside a building for vaccines and routine checkups when a fellow soldier walked in with two handguns and enough ammunition […]

08/04/2013

Maj. Nidal Hassan (AP Photo)

Fort Hood suspect to Fox: US at war with Islam

FORT HOOD, Texas (AP) – The Army psychiatrist charged in the 2009 Fort Hood mass shooting said in a statement to Fox News that the U.S. government is at war with Islam. It’s the first […]

07/27/2013

Nidal Hasan (Undated Bell County Sheriffs Department photo / AP)

Fort Hood suspect says he supports Taliban

FORT HOOD, Texas (AP) — The Army psychiatrist charged in the 2009 deadly Fort Hood shooting rampage told some potential jurors Wednesday that he supports the Taliban and the strict Islamic Sharia law. Maj. Nidal […]

07/10/2013

Nidal Hasan (Undated Bell County Sheriffs Department photo / AP)

Fort Hood amps up security as murder trial nears

FORT HOOD, Texas (AP) — The military courthouse on the edge of Fort Hood has been transformed into a fortress, surrounded by hundreds of stacked freight car-sized shipping containers, and by tall dirt- and sand-filled […]

07/08/2013

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Judge: Testimony about dying pregnant soldier OK

FORT HOOD, Texas (AP) — A military judge says witness testimony about a dying pregnant soldier’s cries of “My baby! My baby!” will be allowed during the murder trial of the Army psychiatrist charged in […]

06/27/2013

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Sexual abuse cases put Pentagon under fire

WASHINGTON (AP) — One after another, the charges have tumbled out — allegations of sexual assaults in the military that have triggered outrage, from local commanders to Capitol Hill and the Oval Office. But for […]

05/15/2013

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Lawmaker: Another military sex case ‘sickening’

WASHINGTON (AP) — Lawmakers say they’re outraged that for the second time this month a member of the armed forces assigned to help prevent sexual assaults in the military is under investigation for alleged sexual […]

05/15/2013

AWOL soldier gets life term for Fort Hood plot

(AP) – A Muslim soldier has been sentenced to two life terms in prison for planning to attack a Texas restaurant full of U.S. troops. A defiant Pfc. Naser Jason Abdo told a federal court […]

08/10/2012

Fort Hood suspect fined again for having beard

(AP) – A military judge has again held the Fort Hood shooting suspect in contempt of court for showing up to a pretrial hearing with a beard he had been told to shave. Maj. Nidal […]

08/03/2012

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