ELSEWHERE: Fort Hood Shooter Court Martial Finally Begins

Where were you on November 5, 2009? I was near Tal Afar, Iraq, sitting down to eat in the dining facility, when I saw news of the shooting at Fort Hood. The world was upside down – here I was, safely deployed to a combat zone, watching my colleagues shot and killed at our home station. After years of delays (during which the shooter made hundreds of thousands of dollars), Major Nidal Hasan’s court martial will finally begin on June 5 (the defendant now wants to represent himself).

About S. L. Whitesell

Lee studies law at the University of Pennsylvania. He and his wife Joanna live in Philadelphia.