Shooting at Fort Hood Stuns Army, Nation

Friday, November 06, 2009

Thirteen people are dead and 31 injured after a soldier went on a shooting spree at Fort Hood in Texas. The Army base was locked down for much of the afternoon as authorities tried to determine the series of events that lead the suspected shooter, Army psychiatrist Major Nadal Malik Hasan, to open fire on his colleagues. Hasan was injured after being shot by another soldier.

To help unravel the story, we talk to Olga Peña, managing editor of the Killeen Daily Herald, who has been covering the story. For a soldier's perspective, we speak with Naveed Ali Shah, a public affairs specialist with the U.S. Army who was stationed at Fort Hood from 2008 to 2009, and whose wife and son are still there. Shah is, himself, Muslim; he joined us from Iraq. We also spoke with Andrew Pomerantz, a professor of psychiatry at Dartmouth University, who has worked with veterans with PTSD for 35 years.


Olga Peña, Andrew Pomerantz and Naveed Ali Shah


Noel King

Comments [1]


John & Celeste

Keep in Mind, their has been 3 such incidents.

One that also stands out, is the the Incident in [Iraq]

He was not Muslim, but that incident preceded this incident and both involved Psychiatric Issues.

Napalatano Warned of this, she was Raked over the Coals for her statements, now they're coming to fruition.

John and Celeste

Keep in mind, the U.S. Soldier who Deserted his Troop and was supposedly captured by the Taliban or some opposing group in Afghanistan, there's a strange pattern, shaping.

We've heard Nothing about this captured soldier since his capture.

Strange indeed.

Its very Unpredictable, Hodge Podge, that has Very strange patterns, that no one seems able to pin point.

Very Odd & Very, Very Strange Pattern, Indeed.

Nov. 06 2009 07:01 AM

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