Fort Hood Shooting Essay

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Fort Hood Shooting Jose A. Gonzalez HSM 433 October 1, 2012 Fort Hood Shooting Brief Description of Attack On November 5, 2009 at approximately 1:30 p.m., a gunman opens fire inside the base's Soldier Readiness Center at U.S. Army Base, Fort Hood, Texas. Soldier Readiness Center, is where soldiers who are about to be deployed or who are returning undergo medical screening (http://search.proquest.com). During the shooting the gunman killed 13 and wounded 31 others. The gunman was shot and wounded by base police during the incident. This was the first time that an attack like this has happened in a military base on U.S. soil. All the soldiers and civilians inside of the Soldier Readiness Center were unarmed at the time of…show more content…
Comments like the one Hasan made at the lecture concerned many of his coworkers but nothing was ever done. A few months before the Fort Hood shooting Hasan, was promoted to Major and he was transferred to the U.S. Army base in Fort Hood, Texas. The Group Responsible for the Attack It is still undetermined if Al Qaeda was directly responsible to the Fort Hood Shooting. It is known that Hasan was in contact with Anwar al Awlaki, a known Al Qaeda supporter/member for months before the Fort Hood attack. The FBI Agents in San Diego had been investigating Awlaki, a former San Diego resident, for his possible connections to the 9/11 hijackers. During their investigation is when agents discovered the emails that Hasan had sent Awlaki (http://abcnews.go.com). The investigation into the shoot has not revealed any evidence that Hasan was directed by anyone to commit the shooting. It is believed that Hasan acted alone and that Awlaki or Al Qaeda had no direct involvement in the incident. Hasan is considered a lone wolf terrorists or a terrorist who commits acts of terrorism without being directed by anyone. After the Fort Hood attack Awlaki did comment on his web site by stating that Hasan was a hero and that every Muslim should do the
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