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Ft Hood Shooting

I'm Not Crazy: Just a Survivor

Justin Constantine | Posted 05.20.2014 | Healthy Living
Justin Constantine

If we want to help veterans transition successfully -- to become as productive in civilian life as they were overseas -- then we need to change how we talk about mental injuries sustained in combat.

The Right Question to Ask

Barbara Van Dahlen, Ph.D. | Posted 06.15.2014 | Healthy Living
Barbara Van Dahlen, Ph.D.

Here is what we know so far about the recent tragedy at Ft. Hood. We know that 34-year-old U.S. Army Specialist Ivan Lopez was born in Puerto Rico. He...

'Senseless' Does Not Describe Ft. Hood Shootings

Norma Cook Everist | Posted 06.07.2014 | Politics
Norma Cook Everist

Give up on humanity? No, I will not choose that option. But I will call us all to new commitments. Military bases, work places, school campuses, households, houses of worship are all places to notice those in need, to ask, to care, to really care.

The Military-Civilian Divide on Gun Laws, and Ft. Hood

Jon Soltz | Posted 06.03.2014 | Crime
Jon Soltz

With news that another shooting tragedy has hit Ft. Hood, my heart is breaking for the families of those who were wounded and killed by a gunman who is said to have purchased a gun, off-base, brought it on to the base, and unleashed carnage. While many details are still unknown, it is too early to talk about what may have triggered this incident and what, specifically, could have stopped it. But even when we do know all the details, until civilian law matches military law on guns, we unfortunately must brace ourselves for the possibility of more of these tragedies.

Fort Hood Crime Scene 'guesome': FBI Agent

AP | Posted 08.13.2013 | Crime

FORT HOOD, Texas -- A federal investigator who responded to the 2009 shooting rampage at Fort Hood says the crime scene was gruesome, with bodies and ...

Survivors Come Face To Face With Gunman

AP | RAMIT PLUSHNICK-MASTI and ALLEN G. BREED | Posted 08.05.2013 | Crime

LILLINGTON, N.C. -- Alonzo Lunsford has trouble getting out of chairs and warns his family to wake him gently. Kathy Platoni can't shake the image of ...

Fort Hood Shooting Suspect Renounces Citizenship In Writings Released To Fox News

AP | Posted 08.01.2013 | Crime

FORT HOOD, Texas -- Days before he's set to go on trial, the Army psychiatrist charged in the Fort Hood shooting rampage released more of his writings...

Suspect Wants To Tell Jurors He Shot U.S. Troops To Protect Taliban

AP | ANGELA K. BROWN | Posted 08.11.2013 | Crime

FORT HOOD, Texas -- Defense attorneys ordered to help the Army psychiatrist charged in the deadly 2009 Fort Hood shooting rampage said Tuesday that it...

Ft. Hood Shooting Suspect May Plead Guilty And Describe Attack

AP | By ANGELA K. BROWN | Posted 06.12.2013 | Crime

FORT HOOD, Texas -- More than three years after the deadly shooting rampage at Fort Hood, an Army psychiatrist may soon describe details of the terrif...

Rep. Peter King's "Homegrown Terrorism" Hearing Risks Repeating History

Rep. Mike Honda | Posted 02.06.2012 | Politics
Rep. Mike Honda

The anniversary of Pearl Harbor must not be used to suggest that 2011 America faces a religious "enemy within." Instead, the anniversary serves as a powerful rationale for an informed, precise and moral approach to combating homegrown terrorism, not hyped-up discrimination.

On 2-Year Fort Hood Anniversary, Victims Families Help One Another Grieve

AP | By TRACY A. BROWN and ANGELA K. BROWN | Posted 01.05.2012 | Impact

By TRACY A. BROWN and ANGELA K. BROWN, Associated Press WASHINGTON -- Two grieving families walked through endless rows of headstones at Arlington ...

FBI Had Sufficient Information To Discharge Ft. Hood Shooting Suspect Prior To Massacre

AP | LOLITA C. BALDOR | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — A Senate report on the Fort Hood shooting is sharply critical of the FBI's failure to recognize warning signs that an Army psychiat...

Shahzad Faisal Proves We Are Still Asleep at the Wheel

Tamara N. Holder | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Tamara N. Holder

Does Homeland Security want us to believe that the only terrorists we should fear are those who are already in the United States? These mean are all around the globe; they are not just the guys on no-fly lists.

Nadal Hasan Trial: Army Says It Will Seek Death Penalty For Fort Hood Shooter

AP | ANGELA K. BROWN | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

FORT WORTH, Texas — Military prosecutors sent a notice Wednesday indicating they plan to seek the death penalty against the Army psychiatrist ch...

The Ft. Hood Killer - Guilty, But Not Evil

Mark Goulston, M.D. | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Mark Goulston, M.D.

Major Nidal Malik Hasan was not a bad person. He was even possibly a good person. But he was a very sick person who did a terrible thing.

An Opportunity for Muslims to Show Some CAIR for Victims of Violence

Rob Asghar | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Rob Asghar

It could take years to unpack the dynamics behind Ft. Hood. But I have a suggestion for the Muslim-American community: go beyond the routine condemnations. Deeds, not words.

Ft. Hood UPDATES: New Clues In Military Base Shooting

AP | MIKE BAKER and BRETT J. BLACKLEDGE | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

FORT HOOD, Texas — As if going off to war, Maj. Nidal Malik Hasan cleaned out his apartment, gave leftover frozen broccoli to one neighbor and c...

Malik Nadal Hasan: Fort Hood Shooting Suspect Killed

AP | BRETT J. BLACKLEDGE | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — His name appears on radical Internet postings. A fellow officer says he fought his deployment to Iraq and argued with soldiers who ...

For Veterans Day, Let's Fix a Great Military Injustice - Repeal the Feres Doctrine

Joanne Doroshow | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Joanne Doroshow

The Feres doctrine prevents military personnel from suing over injuries "incident to military service." That has come to mean not just combat-related injuries but also harm caused by medical negligence in U.S. military hospitals.

Why Hasan Did It: Are Shrinks Really Crazy?

Dr. Robert Epstein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Dr. Robert Epstein

The tragedy at Ft. Hood reminded me of an extensive investigative piece I wrote for Psychology Today a few years ago. I'm reprinting it below. The w...

Today's National Poortrait: The Media

Lee Camp | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Lee Camp

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Nadal Malik Hasan: Key Details Emerge About Fort Hood Shooting Suspect

AP | BRETT J. BLACKLEDGE | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — His name appears on radical Internet postings. A fellow officer says he fought his deployment to Iraq and argued with soldiers who ...

Henry Rollins Makes More Military/Foreign Policy Sense Than Those Paid to Make Sense

David Sirota | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
David Sirota

The American Idiocracy rewards hysteria, and particularly the kind of reductionist and bigoted hysteria exemplified by the effort to turn the Ft. Hood tragedy into a simple "America versus Islam" crusade.

The Power Of Fear: Lessons From Ft. Hood

Kiri Westby | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Kiri Westby

Although I have made friends with fear, I have not conquered it. Fear arises as an instinct. But the more we work with it, the less it controls our actions.

Pregnant Chicago Woman Among Fort Hood Victims

Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

A pregnant woman from Chicago is among the 13 people killed in the Fort Hood shootings Thursday. Kelvyn Park High School graduate Francheska Velez, 2...