Fort Hood Shooter Major Nidal Malik Hasan
Army psychiatrist Major Nidal Malik Hasan, known as the "Fort Hood shooter," faced his Article 32 Hearing—the military equivalent of a preliminary hearing—for thirteen counts of premeditated murders and thirty-two counts of attempted murder. Retired Army Colonel John Galligan, a former military judge who led his defense, looks spirited in comparison to the wan Hasan, who had received a spinal cord injury as a result of gunfire exchanged during his attack on the military base at Fort Hood on November 5, 2009. The Virginia-born Hasan is currently awaiting execution at the United States Disciplinary Barracks at Fort Leavenworth in Kansas. The United States Army never characterized his attack as an act of terrorism.