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A report made public Thursday on events surrounding the deadly shooting spree at Fort Hood, Texas, in 2009 provides new details on the failure of anti-terrorism officials to act on e-mail traffic between Maj. Nidal Hasan and major terrorist figure Anwar al-Awlaki.

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Feds: AWOL soldier found guilty in Fort Hood bomb plotupdated: Fri May 25 2012 06:36:00

A U.S. soldier charged with plotting to blow up troops from the nation's largest Army post has been found guilty of a battery of federal charges, prosecutors announced Thursday.

Trial for accused Fort Hood shooter delayedupdated: Thu Feb 02 2012 16:01:00

A military judge ruled Thursday that Nidal Hasan, the Army major accused in a 2009 mass shooting at Fort Hood in Texas, will go on trial in June, after his attorneys requested the delay.

Measuring the homegrown terrorist threat to U.S. militaryupdated: Wed Dec 07 2011 11:46:00

On Wednesday, the Senate and House homeland security committees held their first-ever joint hearing, on the 70th anniversary of the bombing of Pearl Harbor, to address what has become a familiar theme for both committees -- the threat from "homegrown" terrorists.

Fort Hood suspect says he planned another attack at Fort Campbellupdated: Mon Nov 21 2011 22:04:00

A U.S. solider charged with plotting to blow up troops at Fort Hood, the nation's largest Army post, says he first planned an attack on Fort Campbell, CNN affiliate WSMV reported on Monday.

Soldier pleads not guilty of plotting to kill troops at Fort Hoodupdated: Thu Nov 17 2011 18:16:00

A U.S. soldier charged with plotting to blow up fellow troops at the nation's largest Army post pleaded not guilty to federal charges Thursday.

Victims of Fort Hood shooting sue the Army for $750 millionupdated: Fri Nov 11 2011 15:26:00

Victims and families of those killed in the Fort Hood massacre are asking compensation totaling $750 million from the government for failing to stop the attack.

Fort Hood case sent to grand juryupdated: Thu Aug 04 2011 17:40:00

Prosecutors have enough evidence against an AWOL U.S. soldier accused of plotting an attack on fellow soldiers at Fort Hood to present their case to a grand jury, a federal judge in Texas ruled Thursday.

FBI: Bomb supplies found in Abdo's roomupdated: Fri Jul 29 2011 03:31:00

Authorities say they found bomb-making materials in the room of Army Private Naser Abdo, who was arrested near Ft. Hood.

General approves possible death penalty in Fort Hood shooting caseupdated: Wed Jul 06 2011 12:48:00

A U.S. Army general Wednesday approved a possible death penalty in the future military trial of Maj. Nidal Hasan, the American Muslim accused of killing 13 people at Fort Hood, Texas, in 2009.

2009: What happened at Fort Hood?updated: Wed Jul 06 2011 12:48:00

Many people were killed in a shooting rampage at Fort Hood. CNN's Ed Lavendera reports in 2009.

Lawyer for alleged Fort Hood shooter makes case for no death penaltyupdated: Thu May 19 2011 21:26:00

The Army could be close to announcing a court martial for Maj. Nidal Hasan, accused of the 2009 Fort Hood shootings, after his lawyer made one last attempt Thursday to keep the death penalty out of the trial.

Army disciplines nine for not flagging Fort Hood suspectupdated: Thu Mar 10 2011 21:06:00

The secretary of the U.S. Army has disciplined nine officers for failing to warn of problems with Maj. Nidal Hasan -- accused of committing the 2009 Fort Hood, Texas, shootings -- before he was assigned to Fort Hood.

Court-martial recommended for Fort Hood shooting suspectupdated: Fri Mar 04 2011 21:07:00

The Army moved another step closer Friday to a military trial and potential death penalty for Maj. Nidal Hasan, the psychiatrist charged with killing 13 people at Fort Hood in 2009.

Senate panel postpones hearing on accused Fort Hood gunmanupdated: Thu Jan 27 2011 11:10:00

Fourteen months after the Fort Hood, Texas, massacre, a Senate panel is still consulting with the FBI over the public release of what the government knew in advance about the accused gunman.

Fort Hood suspect awaits decision on whether he is fit to stand trialupdated: Sat Jan 22 2011 10:26:00

A mental health evaluation of the Fort Hood shooting suspect has been completed -- the next to final step in determining whether Army psychiatrist Maj. Nidal Hasan is fit to stand trial, according to a Fort Hood spokesman.

Judge in Hasan hearing recommends court martial, seeking death penaltyupdated: Wed Nov 17 2010 17:31:00

The investigating officer in the case of the accused Fort Hood, Texas, shooter has recommended that the military pursue the death penalty against Maj. Nidal Hasan.

Despite alarming detail, Fort Hood shooting case still mysteriousupdated: Wed Nov 17 2010 15:48:00

In the end, all he said was "no."

Recommendation is ready in Fort Hood military hearingupdated: Tue Nov 16 2010 20:03:00

The investigating officer in the case against accused Fort Hood shooter Maj. Nidal Hasan has sent his recommendation on how to proceed, according to a statement issued Tuesday.

Defense to present no evidence at Fort Hood trial, attorney saysupdated: Wed Nov 10 2010 14:09:00

The lawyer for the man accused in the Fort Hood massacre last November says he will not be presenting evidence when the military hearing resumes Monday.

Fort Hood marks anniversary of shooting rampageupdated: Fri Nov 05 2010 19:14:00

A year after a lone gunman went on a deadly shooting rampage inside a soldier processing center at Fort Hood, friends, colleagues and family members of the 13 victims gathered Friday at the U.S. Army base in Texas to pay tribute to their loved ones.

From Texas mass shooting to warzone and finally homeupdated: Fri Nov 05 2010 08:01:00

When members of the 467th Combat Stress Control Detachment from Wisconsin left for Afghanistan about a year ago, the war had never been more violent. But the unit had already been through the hell of gunfire and killing.

Military wants to scan communications to find internal threatsupdated: Thu Oct 28 2010 10:28:00

The Pentagon wants computers to see into the future -- and stop crimes before they happen.

Emotional testimony at Ft. Hood hearingupdated: Tue Oct 19 2010 10:44:00

Victims give testimony on the first day of hearings of the Ft. Hood shooting case. CNN's Chris Lawrence reports.

At Fort Hood: sounds of war, memories of a massacreupdated: Tue Oct 19 2010 10:44:00

The distant rumble of big guns on Fort Hood's artillery range rattles the ceiling tiles in the small military courtroom.

Witness: Emotionless Fort Hood shooter 'wasn't happy, wasn't angry'updated: Mon Oct 18 2010 18:23:00

One of the victims of the Fort Hood shootings last November described the shooter as showing no emotion as he fatally shot 13 people and injured dozens of others

Witness testifies he took, deleted video of the Fort Hood shootingupdated: Sat Oct 16 2010 10:10:00

The shooting at Fort Hood was captured on video by a soldier using his cell phone camera as he hid from the shooter, but he was ordered to erase it, the soldier said Friday.

Fort Hood shooting hearing opens, then adjournsupdated: Tue Oct 12 2010 15:03:00

The military opened a hearing Tuesday for Maj. Nidal Hasan, the U.S. Army psychiatrist accused of last year's Fort Hood shootings, then adjourned it almost immediately.

Accused Fort Hood shooter refuses psychiatric evaluationupdated: Fri Oct 08 2010 13:13:00

The former Army psychiatrist accused of killing 13 people at Fort Hood, Texas, refused to participate in a psychiatric evaluation of himself Thursday, his attorney said.

Surviving Afghanistan and Fort Hoodupdated: Tue Oct 05 2010 12:10:00

One young soldier is a veteran of battle both home and abroad. CNN's Ivan Watson reports.

Army's largest base reeling from four apparent suicides in one weekendupdated: Thu Sep 30 2010 10:49:00

Four soldiers from Fort Hood, Texas died over the week. In all four cases, it appears the soldiers, all decorated veterans from the wars in Iraq or Afghanistan, took their own lives, according to Christopher Haug, a Fort Hood spokesman.

Army reeling from suicidesupdated: Thu Sep 30 2010 10:49:00

CNN's Barbara Starr talks about the alarming number of Army suicides at Ft. Hood.

Defense secretary orders changes after review of Fort Hood shootingupdated: Fri Aug 20 2010 14:08:00

Defense Secretary Robert Gates is ordering a number of changes to address problems discovered by a review of the military after the deadly shooting at Fort Hood Army Post last November.

Death penalty sought for Fort Hood shooting suspectupdated: Thu Apr 29 2010 11:20:00

The Army officers responsible for prosecuting the Fort Hood shooting suspect will be seeking the death penalty, the suspect's attorney told CNN.

Suspect may move closer to scene of Fort Hood shootingupdated: Tue Mar 23 2010 07:47:00

The Army is a big step closer to moving Fort Hood shooting suspect Maj. Nidal Hasan to a jail just 19 miles from the scene of the November massacre that left 13 people dead.

Attorney for Fort Hood suspect starts blog to state his caseupdated: Tue Mar 02 2010 02:17:00

In response to a partial gag order, the attorney for the Fort Hood, Texas, shooting suspect has started a blog to make his case on the high-profile case.

Live grenade found in vehicle at Fort Hoodupdated: Thu Feb 18 2010 01:45:00

An access point to Fort Hood in Texas was briefly shut down Wednesday after guards discovered a live grenade during a random vehicle search, officials said.

March hearing set in Fort Hood massacreupdated: Mon Feb 08 2010 14:29:00

A hearing in November's 13 deaths at the Fort Hood, Texas, military base is tentatively scheduled to begin March 1, the Army said Monday.

Cleric: Suspected Fort Hood gunman asked about killing troopsupdated: Thu Dec 24 2009 05:50:00

An Army psychiatrist accused of fatally shooting 13 at the Fort Hood, Texas, military base had asked for a Muslim cleric's advice about killing U.S. troops, according to a new interview.

Fort Hood shooting suspect out of intensive careupdated: Wed Dec 16 2009 17:56:00

The man accused of killing 13 people and wounding dozens more in a shooting at Fort Hood Army Post last month has been released from intensive care, his lawyer said Wednesday.

Accused Fort Hood shooter to face 32 counts of attempted murderupdated: Thu Dec 03 2009 07:54:00

Maj. Nidal Malik Hasan, the alleged shooter in the Fort Hood massacre, will face 32 counts of attempted premeditated murder, Army officials said Wednesday.

Fort Hood tightens security proceduresupdated: Wed Nov 25 2009 08:27:00

Military brass at Fort Hood, Texas, on Tuesday announced tightened security procedures and the availability of a range of mental health services in the wake of the November 5 shooting spree that killed 13 people on the post.

Fort Hood victim 'died as she lived,' friend saysupdated: Mon Nov 23 2009 20:04:00

Huddling under umbrellas in a chilly rain, friends, relatives and comrades gathered at Arlington National Cemetery on Monday to lay to rest another of the victims of the massacre at Fort Hood, Texas.

Could Ft. Hood be avoided?updated: Fri Nov 20 2009 10:36:00

A security expert says a 2008 report could have prevented the Fort Hood shootings.

Military denies hiding report after Fort Hood killingsupdated: Fri Nov 20 2009 10:36:00

A U.S. military spokesman confirmed the existence Friday of a report on detecting extremism in service members. But he disputed a claim that it was classified only after the shootings at Fort Hood, Texas.

CNN poll: Majority think Fort Hood shooting was preventableupdated: Fri Nov 20 2009 08:54:00

A majority of Americans think that authorities could have prevented the deadly attack at Fort Hood, Texas, according to a new national poll.

Sweeping Pentagon review expected in wake of Fort Hoodupdated: Fri Nov 20 2009 08:52:00

Secretary of Defense Robert Gates is expected to announce a sweeping review of military procedures and policies that could help avoid another Fort Hood-type incident, a senior Pentagon official has confirmed to CNN.

Expert: Study on extremism might have prevented Fort Hood shootingsupdated: Fri Nov 20 2009 08:49:00

A security expert who contributed to a now-classified 2008 study aimed at helping military officials recognize the signs of extremism among troops said it could have helped prevent the shootings at Fort Hood, Texas.

Congress wants Hasan infoupdated: Thu Nov 19 2009 22:13:00

Brian Todd reports on efforts in Congress to gather information on the Fort Hood massacre.

Political correctness and Ft. Hood killingsupdated: Thu Nov 19 2009 17:01:00

Just hours after the first reports of the tragedy at Fort Hood surfaced, a divisive dialogue was developing on the talk shows and in the Internet blogosphere.

Congressional inquiry into Fort Hood soughtupdated: Tue Nov 17 2009 21:07:00

Republican members of the House Intelligence Committee have sent a letter to Speaker Nancy Pelosi calling for an immediate Congressional investigation into circumstances surrounding the Fort Hood shooting.

Purple Hearts proposed for Fort Hood victimsupdated: Tue Nov 17 2009 18:12:00

Military victims of the Fort Hood massacre will be eligible to receive the Purple Heart if Congress passes a bill introduced Tuesday.

Follow Friday: Tweets on Fort Hood, the militaryupdated: Mon Nov 16 2009 14:49:00

With Veterans Day, the continuing investigation into the shootings at Fort Hood and talks continuing on future U.S. troop numbers in Afghanistan, the military has been all over the news this week.

Funeral for Fort Hood victimupdated: Sun Nov 15 2009 07:49:00

The funeral for Pfc. Aaron Nemelka - one of 13 persons killed in Ft. Hood rampage - was held in a snowstorm in Utah.

Utah private, five other victims of massacre laid to restupdated: Sun Nov 15 2009 07:49:00

Bagpipers sounded "Amazing Grace" on a snowy day at a Utah cemetery as military pallbearers marched to rest the casket of Pfc. Aaron Thomas Nemelka, one of 13 people gunned down last week in Ford Hood, Texas.

Fort Hood soldier: I 'started doing what I was trained to do'updated: Sat Nov 14 2009 23:58:00

Pvt. Joseph Foster was filling out routine paperwork for his upcoming deployment to Afghanistan on Thursday when he heard a shout quickly followed by a burst of gunfire from just a few feet away.

'No warning' before shootingupdated: Sat Nov 14 2009 23:58:00

Private Joseph Foster, who was one of the soldiers injured in a shooting rampage at Fort Hood, describes what happened.

Fort Hood suspect chargedupdated: Fri Nov 13 2009 08:40:00

Army Maj. Nidal Malik Hasan, the chief suspect in last week's shootings at Fort Hood, is formally charged with premeditated murder.

Profiler: Fort Hood suspect a lonerupdated: Thu Nov 12 2009 07:15:00

People who knew and studied Maj. Nidal Hasan say he was a loner who had no luck finding a wife, and a criminal profiler said the Fort Hood shooting suspect fits the profile of a mass murderer better than that of a terrorist.

Wounded Fort Hood soldier: 'Blood just everywhere'updated: Thu Nov 12 2009 05:49:00

Spc. Logan Burnette arrived at Fort Hood, Texas, a week ago Wednesday to prepare for an upcoming tour of Iraq. The following day, he, like all deploying soldiers, reported to the "ready room" on post to fill out final paperwork.

Wounded Fort Hood soldier describes 'swift, tactical' gunmanupdated: Wed Nov 11 2009 14:48:00

The gunman quickly reloaded his weapon, methodically moving away from Spc. Logan Burnette after shooting him several times during last week's deadly rampage at the Fort Hood Army Post.

A tribute to the fallen at Fort Hoodupdated: Wed Nov 11 2009 12:24:00

In November 1919, President Wilson proclaimed the 11th day of the month as the first commemoration of Armistice Day.

Fort Hood suspect probeupdated: Wed Nov 11 2009 02:32:00

CNN's Brian Todd reports on the latest on the investigation into the man suspected of killing 13 people at Fort Hood.

Fort Hood killings 'incomprehensible,' Obama saysupdated: Tue Nov 10 2009 19:24:00

The sound of taps echoed across the Texas plains Tuesday after President Obama pledged that the work of those killed in last week's Fort Hood massacre will go on despite their "incomprehensible" slayings.

First responder at Fort Hoodupdated: Tue Nov 10 2009 11:59:00

CNN's Ed Lavandera speaks with the fire chief who was a first responder the day of the shooting at Fort Hood.

Fort Hood victims: Sons, a daughter, a mother-to-beupdated: Tue Nov 10 2009 11:42:00

Thirteen people died after a mass shooting Thursday at Fort Hood, a sprawling Army post in Texas. Here's a look at the victims.

People.com: Ft. Hood Hero Cop 'Deeply Touched' by America's Prayersupdated: Tue Nov 10 2009 10:50:00

In her first public statement, Kimberly Munley says she's "very concerned with the well-being and safety" of other rampage victims

Fort Hood attack stirs painful memories for '91 massacre survivorupdated: Mon Nov 09 2009 01:17:00

It was an autumn afternoon in Killeen, Texas, when a lone gunman wielding two handguns methodically shot victim after victim. By the time the rampage was over, a terrified community was left looking for answers.

Luby's shooting spree survivorupdated: Mon Nov 09 2009 01:17:00

A survivor of a 1991 shooting spree at Luby's Cafeteria in Killeen, Texas, offers advice to Fort Hood victims.

Fort Hood shooting investigators appeal for helpupdated: Sun Nov 08 2009 20:21:00

Army investigators on Sunday asked troops and civilians for help in the probe of a deadly mass shooting at Fort Hood last week, saying some who fled the gunfire might have evidence.

People.com: Dierks Bentley Calls Ft. Hood Hero to Offer Thanksupdated: Sun Nov 08 2009 18:51:00

Sgt. Kimberly Munley, who met the country star at a summer concert, is in good spirits despite her injuries, Bentley tells PEOPLE

No evidence wounded hit by friendly fire at Fort Hoodupdated: Sun Nov 08 2009 02:01:00

There is no evidence of "friendly fire" during this week's deadly shooting at Fort Hood, an Army spokesman said Saturday.

Our thoughts are with the familiesupdated: Sun Nov 08 2009 02:01:00

President Obama said the shootings at Fort Hood represented the best and worst of America.

Latest on Fort Hood shootingsupdated: Sat Nov 07 2009 19:12:00

The suspect in the Fort Hood shooting rampage is in critical but stable condition.

Slain Fort Hood soldier's family 'completely blindsided'updated: Sat Nov 07 2009 10:25:00

U.S. Army Pfc. Michael Pearson wasn't much with words, his older brother said through tears, but when he picked up a guitar he let his music speak for him.

Soldier's death 'unfathomable'updated: Sat Nov 07 2009 10:25:00

The brother of a soldier who was killed in the Fort Hood shooting spree talks about his loss.

Fort Hood, a home for thousandsupdated: Sat Nov 07 2009 08:09:00

Fort Hood, Texas, is -- for all intents and purposes -- a city. With as many as 30,000 residents, it has all the trappings of an American metropolis: malls, softball fields, subdivisions and as many as nine schools.

Army: More than one shooterupdated: Sat Nov 07 2009 08:09:00

Sgt. Major Jamie Posten says there were at least two shooters who opened fire at Fort Hood.

Photo Gallery: Massacre on a U.S. Army baseupdated: Sat Nov 07 2009 08:06:00

Maj. Nidal Malik Hasan, a psychiatrist who worked in a hospital at Fort Hood, the nation's biggest Army base, is blamed for the deaths of 12 soldiers and one civilian, military officials said.

Fort Hood hero a 'strong woman'updated: Sat Nov 07 2009 08:02:00

A neighbor says Kimberley Munley made everyone in the neighborhood feel protected.

Ft. Hood shooting 'horrifying'updated: Sat Nov 07 2009 07:54:00

President Obama vows to support the Ft. Hood community in the aftermath of the deadly shooting at the post.

Sen. Cornyn: Don't jump to conclusions over Fort Hood shootingsupdated: Sat Nov 07 2009 07:54:00

Before making judgments about the shootings at Fort Hood, a thorough investigation needs to take place, Sen. John Cornyn of Texas said Thursday.

Fort Hood gunman identifiedupdated: Sat Nov 07 2009 07:51:00

One of the gunman involved in a deadly shooting at Fort Hood has been identified. CNN's Randi Kaye reports.

Officials: Fort Hood shootings suspect alive; 12 deadupdated: Sat Nov 07 2009 07:49:00

A soldier suspected of fatally shooting 12 and wounding 31 at Fort Hood in Texas on Thursday is not dead as previously reported by the military, the base's commander said Thursday evening.

'Shocked and bewildered'updated: Sat Nov 07 2009 07:43:00

CNN's Anderson Cooper talks with Army Medic Spc. Eric Blohm, who was at Fort Hood during the shooting spree.

Army honors dead, searches for motive in Fort Hood shootingsupdated: Sat Nov 07 2009 07:43:00

Thirteen flag-draped coffins left Fort Hood on Friday as authorities searched for a motive in the massacre that left more than 50 casualties at the largest U.S. military base.

Loved ones across U.S. await word from Fort Hoodupdated: Sat Nov 07 2009 07:39:00

Families and friends around Fort Hood, Texas, and around the country waited for word of their loved ones' safety Thursday as news spread that a gunman had opened fire on the military post.

Screams, sirens herald Fort Hood chaosupdated: Fri Nov 06 2009 18:40:00

It was the kind of phone call military families dread receiving from Iraq and Afghanistan -- not from Texas.

Inside Fort Hood center, where horror unfoldedupdated: Fri Nov 06 2009 18:38:00

I was in the building at Fort Hood, Texas, in June where 43 people were shot this week.

The fog of war envelops Fort Hoodupdated: Fri Nov 06 2009 12:06:00

It is a phrase that has for centuries been associated with human conflict:

Surviving Fort Hood shooting suspect arrested at golf course, officer saysupdated: Thu Nov 05 2009 18:34:00

A senior officer who was playing golf Thursday near Fort Hood, Texas, told CNN he witnessed the arrest of one of the two surviving suspects of the shooting at the Army installation.

Memo outlines problems for wounded troopsupdated: Thu Jul 02 2009 11:04:00

While the military has instituted dozens of programs to help troubled soldiers with post-traumatic stress, brain injuries and other problems, some troops have privately told the nation's top military officer they feel they are treated poorly because they are wounded, ill or injured.

Life after Iraqupdated: Tue Jun 09 2009 03:25:00

While coming home is great, being home is not always as great for troops returning from Iraq. Barbara Starr reports.

Commander tackles stress, suicides at Army's largest baseupdated: Tue Jun 09 2009 03:25:00

Families of tens of thousands of soldiers based at Fort Hood have one military wife to thank for a more normal routine at the base.

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