Judge rejects options for guilty pleas by Fort Hood defendant
Army Maj. Nidal Hasan is accused of killing 13 people and wounding 32 at Fort Hood in 2009.
March 20th, 2013
08:27 PM ET

Judge rejects options for guilty pleas by Fort Hood defendant

The judge in the court-martial of an Army psychiatrist charged in a deadly shooting spree on a Texas military base rejected three options presented by his lawyers under which he would plead guilty and ordered the trial to begin in May.

Maj. Nidal Hasan is charged with killing 13 people at Fort Hood in November 2009, called the worst incident of its kind on a military base.


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May 31st, 2011
02:25 PM ET

Official: Khalid Sheikh Mohammed, 9/11 conspirators to be re-charged for tribunal

The Pentagon will announce Tuesday that charges against Khalid Sheikh Mohammed and four other alleged co-conspirators in the September 11, 2001, terrorist attacks are being refiled to allow prosecution before a military tribunal at the Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, naval base, a defense official confirmed.

The move comes after the Obama administration dropped plans to prosecute the suspects in federal court in New York.

Besides Mohammed, the other suspects to face charges of participating in the 9/11 plot are Walid bin Attash, Ramzi bin al-Shibh, Ali Abdul Aziz Ali and Mustafa Ahmed al-Hawsawi. All five are at Guantanamo.

October 19th, 2010
10:56 AM ET

Shots fired at Pentagon


Shots were fired at the Pentagon early Tuesday, authorities said, striking a window of the building.

Pentagon police spokesman Chris Layman said it's not known who fired the shots. Pentagon police officers heard at least five shots around 4:50 a.m., Layman added.

According to another Pentagon Force Protection Agency spokesman, Terry Sutherland, two bullets hit the Pentagon on the south side of the building - one striking a window and the other hitting the building itself.  This is an unoccupied part of the building that is being renovated. FULL POST

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July 28th, 2010
06:36 PM ET

Shoulder-fired missiles a threat to US troops in Afghanistan

Among the 90,000 secret U.S. military documents posted on the internet this week by WikiLeaks are more than a dozen reports of possible attacks on Afghanistan coalition aircraft using heat-seeking shoulder-fired missiles.

It was that type of missile that brought down numerous Soviet military aircraft when the Soviet Union tried to occupy Afghanistan in the 1980s.

But among all the reports, one day stands out: May 30, 2007.

In the first of three attacks on that day, an American CH-47 helicopter code named "Flipper" was, according to a leaked report, "engaged and struck with a missile." FULL POST

June 21st, 2010
07:56 PM ET

Security Brief: Military base incidents trigger concern

The lockdown Monday morning of a Naval Air Engineering Station in Lakehurst, New Jersey, is the latest in a number of security incidents at the gates of U.S. military bases across the country.

While the incidents have been close together, the FBI, local police and the U.S. Army's Criminal Investigative Command (CID), have found no connection and no link to terrorism.