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Inside PTSD and the Military Bureaucracy

Friday, April 04, 2014

Between 11 to 20 percent of veterans who served in Iraq and Afghanistan suffer from PTSD. Psychotherapist Marjorie Morrison knows these numbers well. She's spent a decade working to combat PTSD before it starts, but she's encountered levels of military bureaucracy along the way. 

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Report: Nearly 1,000 Wrongful Deaths in VA System | Are Campaign Contributions Speech? | TX Communities React to Fort Hood Shooting

Thursday, April 03, 2014

Report: Nearly 1,000 Wrongful Deaths in VA System | Iraqi Ambassador Gears Up for Boston Marathon | The Takeaway TV Smackdown Wildcard Revealed! | Reliving Horror, TX Communities React to Fort Hood Shooting | Views from The Eastern Bloc: Bulgaria | Money and Politics: Are Campaign Contributions Speech?

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Could Nadal Hasan Become the 1st Soldier Put to Death in 50 Years?

Thursday, August 29, 2013

Army psychiatrist Major Nidal Hasan was sentenced to death for the 2009 the Ft. Hood shooting rampage that killed 13 people. If Hasan is put to death, he would become the first military service member to be executed since 1961. Geoffrey S. Corn, a former Army prosecutor and defense lawyer, looks at why there have been no military executions in the last 50 years—and whether Hasan's case could change history.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Considering the Ft. Hood Trial

Wednesday, August 14, 2013

The military trial of Army Maj. Nidal Malik Hasan underway at Ft. Hood in Texas has given rise to controversies beyond establishing guilt or innocence. Richard Rosen, Texas Tech law professor and former staff judge advocate at Fort Hood, discusses the implications of the crime not being designated an act of terrorism and of Major Hasan's self-representation when his aim may be less self-defense than martyrdom via the death penalty.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Democratic Mayoral Debate; Booker vs. Lonegan; Outsmart Your Mind

Wednesday, August 14, 2013

Democrats running for mayor of New York City debated last night and Bill Ritter, the moderator and Eyewitness News co-anchor recaps and analyzes the debate, including each candidate’s take on this week’s major stop-and-frisk decision. Plus: the results are in for New Jersey’s primary race for the late Senator Lautenberg’s seat; the Ft. Hood trial; Washington Post Chief Correspondent Dan Balz on the 2012 presidential election and its implications for the future; and David McRaney, a journalist and self-described “psychology nerd” on how to outsmart yourself.

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Trial Begins for Fort Hood Army Base Shooting Suspect

Tuesday, August 06, 2013

Four years ago this November, Major Nidal Malik Hasan opened fire on soldiers at the Fort Hood Army Base in Killeen, Texas, killing 13 people and injuring many more. Today, Major Hasan’s trial begins. The Army has already spent more than $5 million on the case. But there are other reasons why this case is unprecedented. Geoffrey S. Corn, a former Army prosecutor and defense lawyer and a professor at the South Texas College of Law, explains.

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Gates Calls for Ramping Up Internal Security

Friday, January 15, 2010

Defense Secretary Robert Gates announced that an investigation into the Fort Hood shootings found the military isn't sufficiently prepared to prevent similar attacks in the future.