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Ft. Hood, Texas / Shootings #960079

CBS Evening News for Thursday, Nov 05, 2009
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(Studio: Katie Couric) The deadly shooting rampage by Maj. Nidal Hasan†† at Ft. Hood in Killeen, Texas, introduced; scenes shown.

(Pentagon: David Martin) The Ft. Hood tragedy reviewed; map and animation shown; Twitter messages from base residents quoted. [President OBAMA – says it is horrifying they should come under fire at an Army base on American soil.] [Base commander Lt. Gen. Robert CONE†- describes what happened; says the installation is locked down.] [MOTHER, soldier’s WIFE - react.]

(Studio: Katie Couric) Statistics on Ft. Hood cited. Earlier interview held with Carissa Picard†, an advocate for soldiers with post traumatic stress disorder whose husband is based at Ft. Hood; scenes shown from the base. [From the base, PICARD – describes what it was like for residents; talks about the building where the shooting took place; says it’s changed our perspective on living on post; says there has been a marked rise in violence, suicides and shootings.]

(Washington: Armen Keteyian) The history of violence at US military bases reviewed; examples cited, including other incidents at Ft. Hood, a series of murders at Ft. Carson, Colorado, and the shooting this year at Camp Liberty in Iraq. [May 11, Secretary of Defense Robert GATES – says a tragic loss of lives at the hands of our own forces is a cause for great concern.]

Couric, Katie;
Martin, David;
Keteyian, Armen

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