CBS Evening News for Monday, Nov 09, 2009
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(Washington: Bob Orr) How the US Army knew that Maj. Nidal Hasan was reaching out to an Al Qaeda recruiter, Anwar al-Awlaki, who is in Yemen, reviewed; details given about the communications between the two men without talk of terrorism.
(Ft. Hood: Dean Reynolds) The lingering questions about Hasan & a possible backlash against Muslims in the Army examined; details given about President Obama's plans to attend a memorial here. [Base commander Lt. Gen. Bob CONE- says we are vigilant to any reaction; states other soldiers might have stress like Hasan had.] [Hasan attorney John GALLIGAN- raises the question of a fair trial.]
(Studio: Katie Couric) Report introduced.
(Ft. Hood, Texas: Don Teague) The issue of mental health in the military examined in light of the Ft. Hood shooting rampage where 9 members of the combat stress team were shot; statistics on post traumatic stress disorder cited. [CONE - comments.] [Wounded Iraq war veteran Cpl. Nathan HEWITT- talks about what the soldiers are told.] [Former assistant defense secretary Dr. S. Ward CASSCELLS- cites the importance of face-to-face counseling in treating PTSD.]