3:07 PM, Aug 28, 2013 • By DANIEL HALPER
The Washington Post reports:
Nidal Malik Hasan was sentenced to death Wednesday for killing 13 people and wounding 32 others in a 2009 shooting spree at Fort Hood, Tex., the worst mass murder at a military installation in U.S. history.
Dressed in army fatigues, Hasan, who turns 43 next month, listened as the death penalty was handed down by a panel of 13 senior military officers in a unanimous decision. If even a single panel member had objected, Hasan would instead have been sentenced to life in prison.
4:10 PM, Jul 3, 2013 • By GEOFFREY NORMAN
The Sixth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution guarantees the right to a speedy trial. "Speedy" is, admittedly, an imprecise term.
6:14 PM, Jul 29, 2011 • By MICHAEL WARREN
ABC News reports:
When Army Pfc. Naser Jason Abdo, accused of plotting planning a deadly bombing and shooting attack on soldiers at Fort Hood, made his first appearance in court in Waco, Texas, today, he yelled the name of accused Fort Hood shooter Major Nidal Hasan.
Hasan is facing the death penalty for allegedly killing 13 people and wounding more than 30 in an assault on Fort Hood in November 2009.
Connecting the dots.5:00 PM, Feb 7, 2011 • By GARY SCHMITT
When it comes to homeland security, President Obama’s first year in office was a nightmare. In September, Nidal Malik Hasan, a radicalized Army major, murdered 13 defense department employees at Ft. Hood, Texas.
Steps to reforming intelligence. Jun 7, 2010, Vol. 15, No. 36 • By STEPHEN F. HAYES
Two weeks ago President Obama fired his top intelligence adviser—or at least the man who held the title.
Al Qaeda cleric Anwar al Awlaki brags about his “students” – the Fort Hood shooter and Christmas Day bomber.10:20 AM, May 23, 2010 • By THOMAS JOSCELYN
Al Qaeda cleric Anwar al Awlaki described both the Fort Hood Shooter and the Christmas Day bomber as his “students” in a tape released this weekend, according to press reports. This is not surprising – the evidence tying Awlaki to both terrorists has continued to mount. But Awlaki’s comments highlight, once again, the U.S. Intelligence Community’s many failures in investigating the al Qaeda cleric.
More than five months after the shooting...1:17 PM, Apr 15, 2010 • By THOMAS JOSCELYN
Has the Department of Defense finally gotten it right with respect to the Fort Hood Shooting? In January, you may recall, the DoD released a pathetic whitewash of the events of November 5, 2009. The report ("Protecting the Force: Lessons from Fort Hood") said nothing of consequence about Major Nidal Malik Hasan, what led him to open fire on his fellow Americans (e.g., his radical jihadist beliefs), or the many warning signs the DoD and others missed. The report did not even mention the fact that Hasan had been in contact with a known al Qaeda cleric, Anwar al Awlaki, who has repeatedly called on Muslims serving in America and elsewhere to turn on their “infidel” compatriots.
What intelligence officials should be asking the Christmas Day bomber.12:24 PM, Feb 4, 2010 • By THOMAS JOSCELYN
The Obama administration says that Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab (UFA), the failed Christmas Day bomber, is now cooperating with investigators after weeks of silence. Assuming that’s true, then authorities should be able to get answers to the following questions:
--Press reports indicate that UFA met with Anwar al Awlaki, a notorious al Qaeda cleric, while in Yemen. Awlaki was a “spiritual adviser” to at least two of the 9/11 hijackers, had ties to other 9/11 hijackers, and also advised Major Nidal Malik Hasan prior to the Fort Hood Shootings. What is the relationship between UFA and Awlaki? How did UFA get in touch with Awlaki in the first place? Al Qaeda maintains strict security protocols and not just anyone can meet with an influential ideologue like Awlaki. Someone within the terror network probably vouched for UFA prior to his meeting with Awlaki. If so, then who vouched for UFA?
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