Maj. Nidal Malik Hasan began his trial by admitting, "The evidence will clearly show that I am the shooter." He went on to say that “war is an ugly thing” and that he “was on the wrong side but I switched sides.” Over the next several weeks, Hasan, who is representing himself, will stand trial for the killing of 13 military personnel and injury of 30 more at Fort Hood in 2009. Hasan’s initial defense strategy—that he was acting in defense of others, namely al Qaeda—was thrown out by a judge, so his strategy remains unclear. He’ll also likely face off with his victims in cross-examination. “I'm not going to dread anything,” one staff sergeant wounded by Hasan told the Associated Press. “That's a sign of fear."
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