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Army Punishes 9 for Fort Hood 'Failures'

Officers accused of poor leadership regarding Nidal Hasan

(Newser) - The Army has begun "adverse administrative action" against nine officers for "administrative and leadership failures relating to the career of Maj. Nidal Hasan," the alleged Fort Hood shooter, it announced yesterday in a statement. "Although no single event directly led to the tragedy at Fort Hood,...

First Witness: Hasan 'Was Aiming at Soldiers'
 First Witness: Hasan 
 'Was Aiming at Soldiers' 
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First Witness: Hasan 'Was Aiming at Soldiers'

Hearing will determine whether he stands trial in Fort Hood shooting

(Newser) - Witnesses say accused Fort Hood shooter Nidal Malik Hasan methodically walked around the Army base's processing center as he stalked his victims. "I noticed the weapon he was firing had an infrared sight, like a laser sight on the weapon," said a sergeant who got shot five times,...

Fort Hood Hearing Hits Speed Bump

Attorneys request delay as Hasan returns to base for military hearing

(Newser) - The trial of the Army psychiatrist accused in the Fort Hood shooting rampage may be delayed. A pretrial hearing at the military base's courtroom for Maj. Nidal Hasan was scheduled to begin yesterday, but the defense team asked for a month to "process some paperwork," finds the Austin ...

Fort Hood Suspect Says Little in Court

Nidal Hasan has first appearance, wins delay

(Newser) - Wearing his Army uniform and sitting solemnly in a wheelchair, the psychiatrist accused of gunning down 13 people at Fort Hood in November made his first court appearance today, and his attorneys won a delay in his case. Maj. Nidal Hasan did not speak much at the hearing, mostly answering...

Ft. Hood Suspect to Appear in Court

Defense team will seek delay

(Newser) - The man accused of killing 13 people at Fort Hood , Nidal Hasan , will make his first court appearance today in a preliminary hearing. His lawyers will seek to delay an Article 32 hearing that will determine if his case should go to trial, reports the AP . The army has already...

Yemeni Cleric: Kill US Citizens

New al-Qaeda video features US-born cleric

(Newser) - American-Yemeni cleric Anwar al-Awlaki, who is believed to have inspired the Fort Hood shooter and would-be underwear bomber, is advocating the killing of American civilians in an al-Qaeda video released today. "The American people, in general, are taking part in this and they elected this administration and they are...

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 Suspect Was Lousy Student
Fort Hood Suspect Was Lousy Student

Fort Hood Suspect Was Lousy Student

Superiors passed him despite fears he didn't meet standards

(Newser) - Nidal Malik Hasan’s superiors had major concerns about him during his psychiatric training, but decided to pass him anyway, say restricted emails obtained by the Washington Times . In one, Hasan’s residency director, Maj. Scott Moran, tells a superior that he’s “a chronically somewhat unprofessional officer with...

Pakistan: We Nabbed US-Born al-Qaeda Honcho

Adam Gadahn had released video praising Fort Hood shooter

(Newser) - Pakistani intelligence officers say they have arrested Adam Gadahn, the American-born spokesman for al-Qaeda who was featured in a 25-minute video posted today calling for Muslim members of the armed services to carry out Fort Hood-style attacks. Speaking on condition of anonymity, two officers and a government official say Gadahn...

US-Born al-Qaeda Honcho: Ft. Hood Attack a 'Model'

Calls for more Muslims in military to strike Western targets

(Newser) - Al-Qaeda's American-born spokesman today called on Muslims serving in the US armed forces to emulate the Army major charged with killing 13 people in Fort Hood. In a 25-minute video posted on militant websites, Adam Gadahn described Maj. Nidal Hasan as "the ideal role-model for every repentant Muslim in...

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...

GOP Needs to Be Obama's Ally Against Terror
GOP Needs to Be Obama's Ally Against Terror

GOP Needs to Be Obama's Ally Against Terror

'GOP-Obama entente' is in country's best interests, writes Daniel Henninger

(Newser) - The GOP should give no quarter to President Obama and congressional Democrats on domestic issue, but the fight against terror's a different story, writes Daniel Henninger. Obama has some serious people—including Robert Gates, Mike Mullen, and Leon Panetta—on his national-security team and the GOP should stay the course...

Tens of Thousands in Contact With Terror Imam

Feds say number of Awlaki contacts made it hard to join the dots

(Newser) - The accused Fort Hood shooter was just one of tens of thousands who have been in email contact with radical cleric Anwar al-Awlaki, according to intelligence sources. Spy agencies analyzing huge amounts of raw intelligence following the Fort Hood killings made identifying the US-born, Yemen-based preacher's American contacts a priority....

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...

Ft. Hood Shooter's Imam 'Blessed' Bomb Plot

Abdulmutallab says he was indoctrinated by Awlaki

(Newser) - Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab has told investigators that the radical imam who mentored Fort Hood shooter Nidal Hasan gave his blessing to the attempted Christmas Day attack, according to a law enforcement source. Anwar al-Awlaki indoctrinated Abdulmutallab and offered him encouragement during his al-Qaeda training in Yemen, the sources tell the...

Detroit Should 'Connect Dots' for Obama: GOP Rep.

Hoekstra: US needs to get tough in Yemen

(Newser) - With reports that the explosives used in today’s attempt to blow up a Detroit-bound passenger jet originated in Yemen, a Michigan Republican says President Obama needs to get tougher on terror threats originating from the Middle East nation. Noting that the Fort Hood shooter had contact with a cleric...

Yemeni Cleric Linked to Fort Hood Still Alive: Family

Strike missed US-born Anwar al-Awlaki

(Newser) - A US-born radical cleric is alive and well following reports he may have been killed in a Yemeni airstrike against suspected al-Qaeda hideouts, friends and relatives said today. The government said Anwar al-Awlaki, a mentor to the shooter in last month's massacre at Fort Hood, Texas, was possibly among some...

Yemen Strike May Have Killed Ft. Hood-Linked Imam

Anwari believed to be among 30 killed in attack on hideouts

(Newser) - Yemen says it has killed over 30 militants, possibly including the imam who was the mentor of the Fort Hood shooter, in attacks on al-Qaeda hideouts today. Officials say the air assaults—carried out with the help of US-provided intelligence—targeted an al-Qaeda leadership meeting that was planning attacks on...

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