This has become more than a trial. It is a tribulation, one testing the nation that Maj. Nidal Hasan attacked when he opened fire on fellow soldiers on Nov. 5, 2009, and one Hasan continues to test during the court-martial that could lead to his death.
In his opening statement last week, Hasan said he was the shooter who killed 13 and wounded more than 30 at Fort Hood. Military law, however, bars him from pleading guilty because he faces the death penalty.
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