After nearly four years of silence, admitted Fort Hood shooter Maj. Nidal Hasan has embarked on a carefully staged public relations campaign featuring leaks of confidential reports, handwritten messages and Quranic analysis to the media. He has been mostly mute in the courtroom during his court-martial, failing to cross-examine even a single witness to the shooting, but behind the scenes he is working to make sure his message reaches the public.
Hasan faces the death penalty on 45 counts of murder and attempted murder, and is defending himself in a trial that longtime observers say is unlike anything that has unfolded in the annals of military legal history.
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