Reassuring Thoughts [for those who were concerned] on Blood on the Parade Ground by Arthur von Brozzlewostler, Queensland University of Technology Military Historian
The information in this article is obviously from early reports:
A U.S. Army major opened fire on fellow soldiers Thursday in the heart of the giant Fort Hood Army base in central Texas, killing 11 people and wounding at least 31 in one of the worst incidents of soldier-on-soldier violence in military history.
The officer, Maj. Malik Nadal Hasan, was later shot and killed by security personnel on the base, which is about 160 miles southwest of Dallas.
Two other soldiers were in custody, base officials said, amid indications that the attack may have been premeditated and well-organized.
– Lethal Rampage at Fort Hood, Wall Street Journal Online, 6/11/09
As you may have heard on ABC News Radio, since media outlets went live and to print with the Hasan shooting story, other facts have come to light. The body count has risen, Maj. Hasan has recovered from a premature death, it turns out he was working alone, etc.
You shouldn’t worry though – this is still one of the worst incidents of soldier-on-soldier violence in military history.