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By Anita Belles Porterfield,John Porterfield

whilst military psychiatrist Nidal Hasan walked into the fortress Hood Soldier Readiness Processing middle and opened fireplace on infantrymen inside of, he perpetrated the worst mass capturing on a usa army base in our country’s historical past. demise on Base is an in-depth examine the occasions surrounding the tragic mass homicide that happened on November five, 2009, and an research into the explanations and impacts that factored into the assault. the tale starts off with Hasan's adolescence in Virginia, maintains together with his time at castle Hood, Texas, covers the occasions of the taking pictures, and concludes along with his trial. The authors examine Hasan's connections to radical Muslim cleric Anwar al-Awlaki and Al Qaeda within the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP) and display how radical Islam fueled Hasan's hatred of either the yank army and the warriors he handled. Hasan's mass taking pictures is in comparison with others, akin to George Hennard's capturing rampage at Luby's in Killeen in 1991, Charles Whitman on the college of Texas, and Virginia Tech shooter Seung-Hui Cho. The authors discover the unusual paradox that the capturing at fortress Hood used to be categorised as place of work violence instead of a terrorist act. This category has significant implications for the sufferers of the capturing who've been denied overall healthiness advantages and compensation.

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