June 11th, 2013
08:58 PM ET

Army missile defense commander suspended

By CNN Pentagon Producer Larry Shaughnessy

The commander of an Alaskan missile defense unit whose mission includes tracking and possibly shooting down any weapons launched by North Korea towards the United States, has been suspended, the Army said.

Lt. Col. Joseph Miley, commander of the 49th Missile Defense Battalion at Fort Greely, Alaska, has been under investigation since January, the Army said in a news release.
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Hasan court martial stalled over issue of attorney's role
June 11th, 2013
08:05 PM ET

Hasan court martial stalled over issue of attorney's role

By CNN Pentagon Producer Larry Shaughnessy

Selection of the jury panel for Maj. Nidal Hasan's court-martial was supposed to start last week, but the process has been stalled over issues surrounding his plan to act as his own attorney.

Hasan faces a possible death sentence in connection to the November 2009 shooting rampage at Fort Hood in Texas that killed 13 people and injured dozens of others.

"It is very frustrating," said shooting survivor Mick Engnehl of the delay. He was an Army specialist preparing for his first deployment to Afghanistan when he was shot twice during the massacre. His injuries left him unable to remain in the Army or get a civilian job.
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