Fort Hood

Hasan Did Not Seek Discharge

Major Nidal Hasan clearly hated the Army, but he never tried to leave it before murdering 13 soldiers at Fort Hood last week. According to an Army official, Hasan never sought to leave the Army as a conscientious objector or for any reason, contradicting claims by his aunt that he had tried to do so. The anonymous Army official saw Hasan’s file before it was recently sealed by investigators. As further indication that he did not seek discharge, Hasan was promoted in May 2009.