The 'Enemies' of Maj. Nidal Malik Hasan

The general impression in the mainstream press is that the Ft. Hood Shooter attacked  military personnel who he assumed were on their way to -- or returning from -- fighting in the Middle East. This week a little known (by the public) reference concerning three of the fatal victims came to my attention while reading of a book on a humanitarian aspect of the Middle East conflict. In 2010, Dr. (and retired U.S. Army Col.) Sharon Richie-Melvan and Dr. Diane Vines have published a detailed account of military nurses in the Middle East called Angel Walk: Nusrses at War in Iraq & Afghanistan. The book's dedication is to three senior Army Nurse Corps officers (Lt. Col. Juanita Warman, Capt. Russell Seager and Capt. John Gaffaney) who were three of thirteen people killed at Ft. Hood on November 5, 2009, the day of Maj. Hasan's arrest. Now Maj. Hasan was working as a psychiatrist at Ft. Hood and probably knew a number of Medical Corps people, including senior nursing officers, on...(Read Full Post)